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Meaning of JACKKNIFE

Pronunciation:  'jak`nIf

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Jack"knife`\, n.
A large, strong clasp knife for the pocket; a pocket knife.

Thesaurus Terms
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