jackknife : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • Three cheers for the Italian girl who fought off her would-be attackers, killing one with a jackknife.
  • When Georgia Coleman executes a swan-dive, front or back jackknife, gainer ("flying dutchman"), back-flip or somersault, she does it more efficiently than any other female in .
  • Crouched at the bottom of the shaft, by its side a jackknife, a pair of work shoes, a few shreds of moldering cloth, lay a dusty skeleton.

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