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jackknife

1. a knife with the blade pivoted to fold into a recess in the handle
2. a former name for a type of dive in which the diver bends at the waist in midair, with his legs straight and his hands touching his feet, finally straightening out and entering the water headfirst: forward pike dive
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1983) Jackknifing the general linear model, Australian Journal of Statistics 25, No.
In their concluding comments, they alluded to the fact that the rate of convergence of the bias to zero could be made faster by using the jackknifing method of Singpurwalla and Wong (1983); however, they avoided this approach because it yielded an estimator that can assume negative values.
The system, which is engaged during all normal highway-driving conditions, empowers drivers with the ability and confidence to use the full braking and steering capabilities of the tractor-trailer without fear of trailer swing, losing control, or jackknifing.
A double jackknifing procedure is proposed to include a third source of the estimation error, the error due to common-item sampling.
Accident Control and Anti-Jackknife System' (STS-ACS) which prevents tractor-trailers from losing control and jackknifing.