Definition of Jack tar in English:

Jack tar

Syllabification: Jack tar


British informal or • dated
  • A sailor.
    More example sentences
    • Sailors became known as Jack Tars because of their clever use of this natural gooey substance to waterproof things.
    • Are we about to sail? We are if the Blue Peter is on the masthead. Back to the ship, you jack-tars, unless you want a flogging.

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