HyperDic: jackknife

English > 3 senses of the word jackknife:
NOUNartifactjackknife, clasp knifea large knife with one or more folding blades
actjackknifea dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
VERBmotionjackknifedive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife
English > jackknife: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA large knife with one or more folding blades.
Synonymclasp knife
Broaderpocketknife, pocket knifeA knife with a blade that folds into the handle
Catalannavalla
English > jackknife: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out.
Broaderdive, divingA headlong plunge into water
Spanishsalto de carpa
Catalansalt de carpa
Verbsjackknifedive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife
English > jackknife: 3 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
Broaderdiveplunge / plunge into water
Nounsjackknifea dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out

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