Definitions for "Bowie knife"
Keywords:  colonel, knife, james, hunting, blade
A knife with a strong blade from ten to fifteen inches long, and double-edged near the point; -- used as a hunting knife, and formerly as a weapon in the southwestern part of the United States. It was named from its inventor, Colonel James Bowie. Also, by extension, any large sheath knife.
a stout hunting knife with a single edge
an example of a fixed blade knife