Definitions for jackknifeˈdʒækˌnaɪf

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  1. clasp knife, jackknife(noun)

    a large knife with one or more folding blades

  2. jackknife(verb)

    a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out

  3. jackknife(verb)

    dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife

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  1. jackknife(Noun)

    A resampling method that applies estimators to all subsamples that each omit a single different group (possibly of a single datapoint) of the original sample to provide a sample distribution of the estimate.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Jackknife(noun)

    a large, strong clasp knife for the pocket; a pocket knife


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