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synonyms for jackknife

  • cannonball
  • gainer
  • plunge
  • swallow dive
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How to use jackknife in a sentence

Officials said an initial investigation found that a Ford Fusion was stopped in one of the lanes for “unknown reasons” and a semi-truck struck it in the rear and then jackknifed.
DRIVER KILLED IN CRASH WITH SEMI-TRUCK ALONG I-270 IN GERMANTOWN AREADANA HEDGPETHNOVEMBER 19, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Around the 50-minute mark a jackknife plot turn sends it careering off-road, and it becomes an overburdened movie rather than a nimble one.
THE ICE ROAD IS AN OVERLY TWISTY ACTION ADVENTURE THAT HAS ITS CHARMS, CHIEF AMONG THEM LIAM NEESONSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKJUNE 25, 2021TIME
She cut it with Henry's jackknife into four quarters, and she and Henry took the two crusty ends themselves.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
It was a rather battered jackknife, and Scattergood noticed that one blade had been broken off.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Mr. Blossom drew a jackknife from his pocket and began leisurely to sharpen a pencil.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
Then he got up, jerked Mr. Blossom's old jackknife from the post where it had been abandoned, and pocketed it.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
"I've heard tell you kin cut real gold like cheese," he said, and opened his jackknife.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
It was the same as when one small boy says to another, "You give me your jackknife and I won't tell anybody to lick you."
THE BELTED SEASARTHUR COLTON
We presented to each one a jackknife, and indicated by signs, that they were at liberty to take any thing we had.
A NARRATIVE OF THE SHIPWRECK, CAPTIVITY AND SUFFERINGS OF HORACE HOLDEN AND BENJ. H. NUTEHORACE HOLDEN
And pray who shall search the vitals of a whale with a bodkin—who may reach his jackknife through the superposed bubber?
THE FIEND'S DELIGHTDOD GRILE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO JACKKNIFE

  • cannonball
  • gainer
  • jackknife
  • plunge
  • swallow dive
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.