Hence, that part of an instrument, tool, or other thing, which connects the acting part with a handle or other part, by which it is held or moved.
That part of a key which is between the bow and the part which enters the wards of the lock.
That part of a hoe, rake, knife, or the like, by which it is secured to a handle.
Prison terminology for homemade knife.
Homemade Knife (or Pick, Shiv, Sticker).
a crude, homemade steel "knife" usually about three to four inches in length
a homemade prison knife