What does jackknife mean?

Definitions for jackknifeˈdʒækˌnaɪf

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word jackknife.

Princeton's WordNet

  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


  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 Dictionary

  1. Jackknife(noun)

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackknife in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jackknife in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Chris Christie:

    He's going to a gunfight with a sword, he doesn't even have a sword. He has a jackknife.

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