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Meaning of JACKKNIFE

Pronunciation:  'jak`nIf

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

JACKKNIFE is a 9 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: clasp knife
 
 See Also: dive, dive, diving, pocket knife, pocketknife

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Jack"knife`\, n.
A large, strong clasp knife for the pocket; a pocket knife.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adz, ax, belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, bread knife, bushwhacker, butcher knife, cannonball, carving knife, chaser, chisel, cleaver, clipper, clippers, crash dive, dagger, dive, drop, fall, gainer, gouge, hack, hatchet, header, hoe, hunting knife, knife, lance, lancet, letter-opener, machete, mattock, nippers, nose dive, paper cutter, paper knife, parachute jump, paring knife, penknife, pick, pickax, pitch, plowshare, plunge, pounce, power dive, razor, razor blade, running dive, saw knife, sax, scalpel, scissors, scoop, scraper, scuffle hoe, scythe, share, shears, sheath knife, sickle, sidecutters, sky dive, snips, spear, spokeshave, stationary dive, stoop, surgical knife, swan dive, swoop, sword, table knife, wedge
 

 

 

 

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