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jackknife


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jackknife  \Jack"knife`\,  n. 
  A  large  strong  clasp  knife  for  the  pocket;  a  pocket  knife. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jackknife 
  n  1:  a  large  knife  with  one  or  more  folding  blades  [syn:  {clasp 
  knife}] 
  2:  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 




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