Definition of jackknife

Common misspellings:
  • jacknife (0.0%)
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Examples of usage:
  1. Provis regarding him with a fixed attention was slowly putting up his jackknife and groping in another pocket for something else - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  2. He came round at the appointed time took out his jackknife and sat down to his meal - Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

  3. With a sigh the parson swung offside from Jeb dexterously pulling a jackknife from his trousers pocket opening it and thrusting it in the high top of his right boot - In Happy Valley by John Fox