AskDefine | Define jackknife

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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 [also: jackknives (pl)]

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