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Synonyms for jackknife

a large knife with one or more folding blades

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

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

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Committed to transport safety, SAFE Europe Plc acquired the exclusive distribution rights to Europe and the Middle East for the STS-ACS Accident Control and Anti Jack-Knife System.
Maradona in the 1980s had the explosive power of a young Ali, the jack-knife sidesteps of a hunted hare and balletic balance of Nureyev at his peak.
The bus, said to be travelling around 55mph, swerved off the road to avoid collision, but the trailer carrying the tourists' baggage hit him and caused the bus to jack-knife.
A 78-YEAR-OLD pensioner was behind bars last night after his dangerous overtaking caused a lorry to jack-knife, killing a dad of four.
His favourite trick was "secretly activating her hospital bed so that the head and legs both lifted to put her in a jack-knife position", reports the New York Post.
Insp Paul Kissack, of Cumbria Police, said: "The two lead vehicles, an Argos lorry and an Army lorry, collided with each other in a passing impact causing another Army vehicle to jack-knife across the carriageway.
He'll mash up hints of Smoke On The Water and Tommy, then jack-knife into a late-1970s disco shuffle.
The bus, said to be travelling around 55mph, swerved off the road to avoid collision but the trailer carrying the tourists' baggage hit him and caused the bus to jack-knife.
If you straighten up too late the trailer will jack-knife.
As the articulated truck started to jack-knife, the Kilcock driver accelerated to avoid a head- on collision.
ROADS HIT: A lorry jack-knifes at Birk Brow on the A171 between Guisborough and Whitby.
Panache'' then jack-knifes into a prolonged flashback sequence that begins promisingly but devolves into an unpersuasive attempt to provide Harry with a psychological backstory.
STUCK* An articulated lorry jack-knifes in the snow on the A80 in Lanarkshire