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jack1 British & World 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 British & World English

another term for blackjack555.

jack3 British & World English

Take (something) illicitly; steal

jack4 British & World English

Tired of or bored with someone or something

jack English Thesaurus

I turned professional when I was 17, but I jacked it in

Jack in jack1 British & World English

Used to typify an ordinary man

jack in British & World English

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

jack up British & World English

Inject oneself with an illegal drug

jack-up British & World English

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

Cade, Jack British & World English

(D.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 arch British & World English

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

jack bean British & World English

A tropical American climbing plant of the pea family, which yields an edible bean and pod and is widely grown for fodder in tropical countries

jack pine British & World English

A small, hardy North American pine with short needles

jack plug British & World English

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

Kemp, Jack British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World English

(1894–1974), American comedian and actor; born Benjamin Kubelsky. Working notably on radio and then television, he was renowned for his timing, delivery, and mordant, self-effacing humour

bottle jack British & World English

A large jack used for lifting heavy objects

jack chain British & World English

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

Jack cheese British & World English

North American term for Monterey Jack.

Jack Frost British & World English

A personification of frost

jack light British & World English

A portable light, especially one used for fishing at night

Jack Mormon British & World English

A Mormon who is not strictly observant

jack plane British & World English

A medium-sized plane for use in rough joinery

jack screw British & World English

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

jack shaft British & World English

A small auxiliary or intermediate shaft in machinery

jack snipe British & World English

A small dark Eurasian snipe

Lemmon, Jack British & World English

(1925–2001), American actor; born John Uhler. He made his name in comedy films, such as Some Like It Hot (1959), later playing serious dramatic parts and winning an Oscar for Save the Tiger (1973)

London, Jack British & World English

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

screw jack British & World English

A vehicle jack worked by a screw device

Union Jack British & World English

The national flag of the United Kingdom, formed by combining the red and white crosses of St George, St Andrew, and St Patrick and retaining the blue ground of the flag of St Andrew

whisky jack British & World English

Another term for grey jay.

yellow jack British & World English

Archaic term for yellow fever.

Charlton, Jack British & World 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 British & World English

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

jack mackerel British & World English

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

Jack Russell British & World English

A terrier of a small working breed with short legs

Johnson, Jack British & World English

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

jumping jack British & World English

A jump done from a standing position with the arms and legs pointing outwards

kangaroo jack British & World English

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

Kerouac, Jack British & World English

(1922–69), American novelist and poet, of French-Canadian descent; born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac. A leading figure of the beat generation, he is best known for his semi-autobiographical novel On the Road (1957)

Monterey Jack British & World English

A kind of cheese resembling Cheddar

scissor jack British & World English

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

wallaby jack British & World English

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

I'm all right, Jack British & World English

Used to express selfish complacency

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