The word “jackknife” has 2 syllables: jack-knife.

It's pronounced as /ˈdʒækˌnaɪf/.

What is synonym and antonym for jackknife?

In the thesaurus, “jackknife” has 24 synonyms and 1 antonym.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for jackknife along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for jackknife

  • bayonet
  • belly flop
  • bodkin
  • bolo
  • bowie knife
  • cutlass
  • cutter
  • dagger
  • dip
  • dirk
  • drop
  • header
  • knife
  • machete
  • pocketknife
  • poniard
  • sheath knife
  • slip
  • spill
  • stiletto
  • stylet
  • swan dive
  • switchblade
  • tumble

Antonyms for jackknife

  • jump

Meanings of jackknife

  • noun
    1. A compact folding knife.
    2. The front-dive pike, in which the body folds and unfolds.
    3. A semi-trailer truck accident in which the vehicle mimics the closing of a jack-knife.
    4. A resampling method that applies estimators to all subsamples that each omit a single different group (possibly of a single datapoint) of the original sample to provide a sample distribution of the estimate.
  • verb
    1. To fold in the middle, as a jackknife does.
    2. To cause a semi-trailer truck to fold like a jackknife in a traffic accident.

Example Sentences

  • The diver executed a perfect jackknife off the high platform, drawing applause from the crowd.
  • He used a sharp jackknife to slice through the thick rope that bound the packages.
  • The truck driver skillfully performed a jackknife maneuver to avoid a collision on the icy road.
  • During the camping trip, she used her trusty jackknife to whittle a small figurine from a piece of wood.
  • The chef expertly demonstrated how to jackknife vegetables with precision and speed.

On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to jackknife, such as: bayonet, belly flop, bodkin, bolo, bowie knife, cutlass, cutter.

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