There are 2 translations of jackknife in Spanish:

jackknife1

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒæknaɪf/

n (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

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.

There are 2 translations of jackknife in Spanish:

jackknife2

vi

  • [truck] plegarse*
    More example sentences
    • Mr William tried to slow down by pumping his brakes but the vehicle jackknifed in the road while trying to avoid Mr Utting.
    • The snow came down in handfuls and cars jackknifed to the left and right of us as we drove east on unplowed streets.
    • A double-semi had jackknifed, neatly shutting down four lanes.

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Word of the day reubicar
vt
to relocate …
Cultural fact of the day

In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.