Translation of jackknife in Spanish:

jackknife

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒæknaɪf/

noun/nombre (plural -knives)

  • 1 (knife) navaja (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Adam had chosen a jackknife rather than a fixed blade.
    • With a jackknife, he whittled a point on a thin green stick pulled from a maple branch.
    • Pen clips, protractors, and jackknives have left hacked shapes to tell people how dull it all was when they sat here.
  • 2jackknife (dive) salto (masculine) de carpa

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [truck] plegarse*

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