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jack1 US English

A device for lifting heavy objects, especially one for raising the axle of a motor vehicle off the ground so that a wheel can be changed or the underside inspected

jack2 US English

another term for blackjack444.

jack3 US English

Take (something) illicitly; steal

jack4 US English

Tired of or bored with someone or something

jack US Thesaurus

a phone jack

Jack in jack1 US English

Used as a form of address to a man whose name is not known

jack in US English

Log into or connect up (a computer or electronic device)

jack up US English

Inject oneself with a narcotic drug

jack-up US English

An offshore drilling rig the legs of which are lowered to the seabed from the operating platform

Cade, Jack US English

(Died 1450), Irish rebel; full name John Cade. In 1450, he assumed the name of Mortimer and led the Kentish rebels against Henry VI. They occupied London for three days and executed the treasurer of England and the sheriff of Kent

jack off US English


jack arch US English

A small arch only one brick in thickness, especially as used in numbers to support a floor

jack bean US English

An edible bean, or its edible pod, used especially as fodder in tropical countries

jack pine US English

A small, hardy North American pine with very short needles, found chiefly in Canada

jack plug US English

A plug consisting of a single shaft used to make a connection that transmits a signal, typically used in sound equipment

jack shit US English

Anything at all

Jack tar US English

A sailor

Kemp, Jack US English

(1935–2009), US politician; full name Jack French Kemp. He was a professional football player 1957–69. A conservative Republican from New York State, he was a member of the US House of Representatives 1971–89 and then served as secretary of Housing and Urban Development 1989–93. He was the Republican candidate for vice president in 1996

lazy jack US English

A small rope extending vertically from the topping lift to the boom for holding a fore-and-aft sail when it is being taken down

Paar, Jack US English

(1918–2004), US television personality; full name Jack Harold Paar. He was host of The Tonight Show 1957–62 (officially The Jack Paar Show from 1959)

Ruby, Jack US English

(1911–67), US nightclub owner; born Jack Rubenstein. On November 24, 1963, he shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of murdering President Kennedy. The act was captured on national television

Benny, Jack US English

(1894–1974), US comedian and actor; born Benjamin Kubelsky. His radio series The Jack Benny Program ran from 1932 to 1955. Made for television, The Jack Benny Show was broadcast 1950–65

bottle jack US English

A bottle-shaped hydraulic jack used for lifting heavy objects

jack chain US English

A chain of links each consisting of a double loop of wire resembling a figure 8, but with the loops in planes at right angles to each other

Jack cheese US English

Another term for Monterey Jack.

Jack Frost US English

A personification of frost

Jack Mormon US English

A Mormon who is not strictly observant

jack plane US English

A medium-sized plane for use in carpentry

jack screw US English

A screw that can be turned to adjust the position of an object into which it fits

Lemmon, Jack US English

(1925–2001), US actor; born John Uhler Lemmon III. Acclaimed for both comedy and drama, he appeared in such movies as Mr. Roberts (1955), Some Like It Hot (1959), The Apartment (1960), The Odd Couple (1968), and Save the Tiger (1973)

London, Jack US English

(1876–1916), US novelist; pseudonym of John Griffith Chaney. The Klondike gold rush of 1897 provided the material for his works, which depict the struggle for survival. Notable works: The Call of the Wild (1903) and White Fang (1906)

screw jack US English

Another term for jack screw.

Union Jack US English

The national flag of the United Kingdom, consisting of red and white crosses on a blue background

yellow jack US English

another term for yellow flag111.

Charlton, Jack US English

(B.1935), English footballer and manager, brother of Bobby Charlton; full name John Charlton. A Leeds United defender, he was a member of the England side that won the World Cup in 1966. He later managed a number of teams including the Republic of Ireland national side (1986–95)

Dempsey, Jack US English

(1895–1983), US boxer; full name William Harrison Dempsey. He was world heavyweight champion 1919–26

jack mackerel US English

A game fish of the jack family, occurring in the eastern Pacific

Jack Russell US English

A terrier of a small working breed with short legs

Johnson, Jack US English

(1878–1946), US boxer. He was the first black world heavyweight champion 1908–15

jumping jack US English

A calisthenic jump done from a standing position with legs together and arms at the sides to a position with the legs apart and the arms over the head

kangaroo jack US English

A heavy-duty lever-action device for lifting heavy objects

Kerouac, Jack US English

(1922–69), US novelist and poet; born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. A leading figure of the beat generation, he is best known for his semiautobiographical novel On the Road (1957). Other notable works: Doctor Sax (1959) and Big Sur (1962)

Monterey Jack US English

A kind of cheese resembling cheddar

scissor jack US English

A jack for heavy lifting, operated by a horizontal screw that raises or lowers a frame of hinged, rhombus-shaped linkages

wallaby jack US English

A large, heavy-duty jack used for lifting vehicles clear of rocks, logs, or other obstacles

whiskey jack US English

Another term for gray jay.

Jack the Lad US English

A brash, cocky young man

Nicholson, Jack US English

(1937-), US actor; full name John Joseph Nicholson. Notable movies: Easy Rider (1969), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), As Good as It Gets (1997), About Schmidt (2002), and The Departed (2006)

Teagarden, Jack US English

(1905–64) US jazz trombonist and singer; full name Weldon John Teagarden. He had his own big band 1939–46 and then played with Louis Armstrong’s All-Stars 1947–51

high-low-jack US English

A card game in which points are won for the high trump, low trump, jack of trumps, and either the ten of trumps or the most points

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