jackknives jackknives


  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


  1. What he does way up there is a dazzling array of splits, scissors, heel slappings and twisting jackknives, all in keeping with the character.
  2. Boys rolled marbles and obtained jackknives as they became older.
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