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jerk

[jərk]
(mechanics)
The rate of change of acceleration; it is the third derivative of position with respect to time.
A unit of rate of change of acceleration, equal to 1 foot (30.48 centimeters) per second squared per second.
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I've come here with some good horses and got my head jerked off,'' Bailey said.
Unless he anticipates, he will always have a late take-off or get jerked off the ground.