jackknife jackknife

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a large knife with one or more folding blades
  2. (n) a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
  3. (v) dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife

Usage(s):

  1. She beat Miss Poynton narrowly in the low-board event, after her opponent's final dive, a running front jackknife with a half twist, caught the judges' eyes.
  2. Within 18 inches they uncovered first a white handbag, then the body of a young girl, fully dressed, doubled up like a jackknife.
  3. The impact is guaranteed to double him up like a jackknife and if you twist at the same time you'll sever his spinal cord.

News

  • 3-vehicle collision stalls I-10 West travel Sunday

    HARRISON COUNTY -- Two people were injured Sunday in two rear-end collisions that caused an 18-wheeler to jackknife on the Wolf River Bridge on Interstate 10.
    on July 8, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

Quotes

  • "From the time I was 6, I was making my own toys with the jackknife," says Krenov, 88. "It was a joy to me that I could rely on my hands and my eyes to produce things."
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: James Krenov Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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