from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unsharpened section of a knife blade in front of the guard on the blade
  • n. The indentation of a pocket-knife blade where it joins the tang

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a choil in (the blade of a knife).
  • n. In cutlery, the indentation in the blade of a knife where it joins the tang.


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