jackknife

[ UK /d‍ʒˈækna‍ɪf/ ]
NOUN
  1. a large knife with one or more folding blades
  2. a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
VERB
  1. dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife
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How To Use jackknife In A Sentence

  • A semi-tractor and trailer jackknifed coming down the icy hill on Northeast North Woodinville Way at about the 14500 block.
  • Like the jackknife and the bootstrap, randomization methods are free from potentially unwarranted normal theory assumptions such as normally distributed populations.
  • Rollo proffered his jackknife, but Conrad ignored him, finally freeing the woman from the clutches of the seine. AMAGANSETT
  • They were sitting in front of the fire house drinking beer when the tractor trailer jackknifed through the guardrail. Lloyd
  • The creature drew her front legs together, folding them like a jackknife. MINUTES TO BURN
  • We used the jackknife version of cross-validation, where the training set consists of the complete network minus a single specified edge.
  • Students then jackknife their legs even closer to their bodies to the rhythm of a driving beat.
  • Further work might include the more accurate estimation of distribution of our estimator, using bootstrap or jackknife techniques.
  • I travel with a teeny tiny jackknife/scissors combo for just that kind of exigency, which I would like to have you know was CONFISCATED JUST TODAY AT CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT. The Prairie Babe School
  • I jackknife up in bed, peer out.
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