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jackknife
American English: /ˈdʒækˌnaɪf/
British English: /ˈdʒaknʌɪf/

Translation of jackknife in Spanish:

noun plural -knives

  • 1 (knife)
    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

  • (truck)
    plegarse
    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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