Definition of Jack tar in English:

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Jack tar

Pronunciation: /ˌjak ˈtär/


British informal or dated
A sailor.
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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