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jack (plural jacks)

  1. A device used to raise and (temporarily) support a heavy object.
    car jack
    pneumatic jack
  2. (playing cards) The card ranking between the ten and queen of any suit, with a picture of a knave or prince on its face; often with value 11.
  3. A male ass.
  4. A socket for electrical equipment.
    telephone jack
  5. One of many X-shaped metal structures.
  6. A target ball in bowls, etc.
  7. (colloquial, short for jackshit) Nothing.
  8. A small flag at the bow of a ship
  9. A coarse and cheap medieval coat of defense, especially one made of leather.
    • 1786: The aketon, gambeson, vambasium, and jack were military vestments, calculated for the defence of the body, differing little from each other, except in their names, their materials and construction were nearly the same, the authorities quoted in the notes, shew they were all composed of many folds of linen, stuffed with cotton, wool or hair, quilted, and commonly covered with leather, made of buck or doe skin. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 15.
  10. (two-up) A penny with a head on both sides, used for cheating. (Reference: Sidney J. Baker, The Australian Language, second edition, 1966, chapter XI section 3, page 243.)
  11. (slang) money
  12. A common name for the freshwater pike, green pike or pickerel
  13. Large California rockfish
  14. An order of marine fish in the Carangidae family


4 letters in word "jack": A C J K.

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