jackknife dive

/ˈdʒæknaɪf daɪv/ (say 'jaknuyf duyv)

a dive in the process of which the body bends so that the hands briefly touch or nearly touch the toes; pike dive.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • jackknife — ☆ jackknife [jak′nīf΄ ] n. pl. jackknives [jak′nīvz΄] [ JACK + KNIFE] 1. a large pocketknife 2. a dive in which the diver keeps his knees unbent, touches his feet with his hands, and then straightens out just before plunging into the water vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • jackknife — jack·knife || dʒæknaɪf n. large pocketknife whose blade folds into the handle; dive in which the diver doubles up in mid air and then straightens out before entering the water v. bend like a pocketknife, double up, bend sharply in half; do a… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jackknife — /ˈdʒæknaɪf / (say jaknuyf) noun (plural jackknives) 1. a large knife with a blade that folds into the handle. 2. → jackknife dive. –verb (i) (jackknifed, jackknifing) 3. to bend or fold up, like a jackknife. 4. (of a horse) to buck bringing all… …   Australian English dictionary

  • jackknife — ► NOUN (pl. jackknives) 1) a large knife with a folding blade. 2) a dive in which the body is bent at the waist and then straightened. ► VERB (jackknifed, jackknifing) 1) move (one s body) into a bent or doubled up position. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • dive — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. plunge, dip, swoop; nosedive, power dive; slang, honky tonk. See descent, drinking. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A sudden motion downward] Syn. plunge, leap, spring, nosedive, headlong leap, headlong jump,… …   English dictionary for students

  • jackknife — /jak nuyf /, n., pl. jackknives, v., jackknifed, jackknifing, adj. n. 1. a large pocketknife. 2. Fancy Diving. a dive in which the diver bends in midair to touch the toes, keeping the legs straight, and then straightens out. v.i. 3. to bend or… …   Universalium

  • jackknife — I UK [ˈdʒækˌnaɪf] / US noun [countable] Word forms jackknife : singular jackknife plural jackknives UK [ˈdʒækˌnaɪvz] / US 1) a small knife with a blade that folds into its handle 2) a dive in which you jump high, touch your toes, and then stretch …   English dictionary

  • jackknife — jack•knife [[t]ˈdʒækˌnaɪf[/t]] n. pl. knives, 1) a large pocketknife 2) spo a dive in which the diver bends in midair to touch the toes, keeping the legs straight, and then straightens out 3) cvb to bend over from or at the middle; double over… …   From formal English to slang

  • dive — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, acrobatics, aerobatics, alehouse, bagnio, banking, bar, barrel house, barroom, bate, bathe, bawdyhouse, be eaten away, beat down, beer garden, beer parlor, belly buster, belly flop, belly whopper, bistro …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jackknife — I. noun Date: 1711 1. a large strong pocketknife 2. a dive executed headfirst in which the diver bends from the waist and touches the ankles while holding the knees unbent and then straightens out II. verb Date: 1806 transitive verb 1. to cut… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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