Associations to the word «Jackknife»

Pictures for the word «Jackknife»

Wiktionary

JACKKNIFE, noun. Alternative spelling of jack-knife
JACKKNIFE, noun. (statistics) 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.
JACKKNIFE, verb. Alternative spelling of jack-knife

Dictionary definition

JACKKNIFE, noun. A large knife with one or more folding blades.
JACKKNIFE, noun. A dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out.
JACKKNIFE, verb. Dive into the water bending the body at the waist at a right angle, like a jackknife.

Wise words

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