What is another word for jackknife?

176 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈakna͡ɪf], [ d‍ʒˈakna‍ɪf], [ dʒ_ˈa_k_n_aɪ_f]

A jackknife is a dangerous move in diving, but it also has various synonym terms. For instance, it's called a front flip or a swan dive. Some other synonyms are dive tuck, heel over, and whirlybird. These terms are commonly used in sports like gymnastics, diving, and freestyle skiing. A jackknife is an excellent diving maneuver where the body is hinged at the waist with the legs, and the head is pulled towards the knees before springing back up. Overall, the synonym terms for jackknife describe different variations of this move, used in various sports and art forms.

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What are the hyponyms for Jackknife?

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Usage examples for Jackknife

The catch on the pantry window was loose, however, and Morrow managed to pry it open with his jackknife.
"The Crevice"
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
Range scandals grown old; range gossip all of it, of men who had changed a brand or made one, using a cinch ring at a tiny fire in a secluded hollow, or a spur, or a jackknife; who were caught in the act, after the act, or merely suspected of the crime.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
Shadows were sharp and hard, with edges that looked as if they had been trimmed with a jackknife.
"I Walked in Arden"
Jack Crawford

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