Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Mr. WEINSTEIN: Notice the ratio between the heel and the top of what we call the choil, C-H-O-I-L.

    Sharp Knife Skills Save Time In The Kitchen

  • _Mu nase choil orst_, "My Candlemas bond upon you," is the customary salutation, and means, in plain words, "You owe me a New Year's gift."

    A Righte Merrie Christmasse The Story of Christ-Tide

  • This build, combined with the rounded handle cross section, deep finger choil with guard, pronounced butt pommel and blade thumb ramp with friction grooves, results in one of the most secure and comfortable grips in any folder, at any price.

    WN.com - Business News

  • This build, combined with the rounded handle cross section, deep finger choil with guard, pronounced butt pommel and blade thumb ramp with friction grooves, results in one of the most secure and comfortable grips in any folder, at any price.

    WN.com - Business News

  • Most notably, the choil and hilt specifications are different between the two.

    Officer.com: Top News Stories

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.