jackknife


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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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Featuring blades made from 440 Stainless, the Jackknife offers a 2 7/8" spear point and a 1 5/8" pen blade--probably enough cutting power for 95 percent of the reasons you carry a knife.
En este articulo, proponemos una modificacion al algoritmo propuesto en [MaSa06], de tal manera que conserve la eficiencia sin requerir condicion alguna sobre el problema inicial ni sobre los subproblemas involucrados en la estimacion jackknife.
So, the main objective of this paper is to compare the accuracy, precision and robustness of five distinct cpue indices (three MLE and two Jackknife estimators) under six distinct error distributions, three variance structures, three variance magnitudes, and five intercept values with simulated and real data.
Keith especially liked the jackknife position when shooting from uneven terrain which made the standard sitting position impracticable.
It doesn't have the extra features you'd find on a Swiss Army knife, but it does everything a plain jackknife or utility knife does.
The $13-million bridge project will see the existing Jackknife Bridge removed and replaced with a bridge that can redirect industrial traffic and stimulate economic development on the nearby Mission and McKellar Islands.
Las estimaciones mediante jackknife detectaron poca variabilidad intermensual en [fi]' pero gran variabilidad interanual.
The generalized jackknife is used to obtain bias reduction in the logarithm of the kernel estimator of the hazard-rate function based on censored data.
Admittedly the late-night smash that saw a lorry jackknife on the A55 near the St Asaph turn off was a bad one, but how did it manage to shut both sides of the expressway?
Luton told police that he tried to stop quickly to avoid another vehicle, which caused the truck to jackknife and roll over.
The deal maker, if such a car were built: the Gerber hatchet and jackknife inlaid into the left rear quarter panel.
The eight-step basic pattern beginners learn leads to stronger stuff: the jackknife glint of a follower's kick (gancho) between her partner's legs; the step that displaces a partner's leg (sacada), sending it on an unexpected trajectory.