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Definition 1: a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out - [noun denoting act]

(jackknife is a kind of ...) a headlong plunge into water

Definition 2: a large knife with one or more folding blades - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for jackknife in the sense of this definition

(jackknife is a kind of ...) a knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket

Definition 3: dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife - [verb of motion]

(jackknife is a kind of ...) plunge into water

"I was afraid to dive from the board into the pool"

(jackknife belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

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