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Jack

  

      n  
I'm all right, Jack     (Brit)  
informal  
a    a remark indicating smug and complacent selfishness  
b    (as modifier)  
an ``I'm all right, Jack'' attitude     


bottle-jack  
      n     (N.Z.)   a large jack used for heavy lifts  
cheap-jack   Informal  
      n  
1    a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods  
      adj  
2    shoddy or inferior  
     (C19: from cheap + Jack (name used to typify a person))  
half-jack  
      n     (S. African)  
informal   a flat pocket-sized bottle of alcohol  
     (C20 jack, probably from C16 jack a leather-covered vessel, from Old French jaque, of uncertain origin)  
jack   [1]  
      n  
1    a man or fellow  
2    a sailor  
3    the male of certain animals, esp. of the ass or donkey  
4    a mechanical or hydraulic device for exerting a large force, esp. to raise a heavy weight such as a motor vehicle  
5    any of several mechanical devices that replace manpower, such as a contrivance for rotating meat on a spit  
6    one of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a young prince; knave  
7      (Bowls)   a small usually white bowl at which the players aim with their own bowls  
8      (Electrical engineering)   a female socket with two or more terminals designed to receive a male plug (jack plug) that either makes or breaks the circuit or circuits  
9    a flag, esp. a small flag flown at the bow of a ship indicating the ship's nationality  
   Compare       Union Jack  
10      (Nautical)   either of a pair of crosstrees at the head of a topgallant mast used as standoffs for the royal shrouds  
11    a part of the action of a harpsichord, consisting of a fork-shaped device on the end of a pivoted lever on which a plectrum is mounted  
12    any of various tropical and subtropical carangid fishes, esp. those of the genus Caranx, such as C. hippos (crevalle jack)  
13      (Also called)    jackstone   one of the pieces used in the game of jacks  
14    short for applejack, bootjack, jackass, jackfish, jack rabbit, and lumberjack  
15      (U.S.)      a slang word for       money  
16    every man jack   everyone without exception  
      adj  
17    jack of            (Austral)  
slang   tired or fed up with (something)  
      vb   tr  
18    to lift or push (an object) with a jack  
19      (Also)    jacklight     (U.S. and Canadian)   to hunt (fish or game) by seeking them out or dazzling them with a flashlight,   (See also)       jack in  
  
jacks  

  
jack up  

     (C16 jakke, variant of Jankin, diminutive of John)  
jack   [2]   , jak  
      n      short for       jackfruit       jakfruit  
     (C17: from Portuguese jaca; see jackfruit)  
jack   [3]  
      n  
1    a short sleeveless coat of armour of the Middle Ages, consisting usually of a canvas base with metal plates  
2    Archaic   a drinking vessel, often of leather  
     (C14: from Old French jaque, of uncertain origin)  
jack bean  
      n   a tropical American leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, that has clusters of purple flowers and long pods and is grown in the southern U.S. for forage  
jack-by-the-hedge  
      n      another name for       garlic mustard  
Jack Frost  
      n   a personification of frost or winter  
Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon  
      n      another name for       goatsbeard       1  
jack in  
      vb   tr, adv  
Slang   to abandon or leave (an attempt or enterprise)  
jack-in-office  
      n   a self-important petty official  
jack-in-the-box  
      n   pl   , jack-in-the-boxes, jacks-in-the-box   a toy consisting of a figure on a compressed spring in a box, which springs out when the lid is opened  
jack-in-the-green  
      n   (in England, formerly) a man who wore or supported a leaf-covered wooden framework while dancing in May-Day celebrations  
jack-in-the-pulpit  
      n  
1    an E North American aroid plant, Arisaema triphyllum, having a leaflike spathe partly arched over a clublike spadix  
2      (Brit)      another name for       cuckoopint  
Jack Ketch  
      n     (Brit)   † † a hangman  
     (C18: after John Ketch (died 1686), public executioner in England)  
jack ladder  
      n      another name for       Jacob's ladder       2  
jack of all trades  
      n   pl   , jacks of all trades   a person who undertakes many different kinds of work  
jack-o'-lantern  
      n  
1    a lantern made from a hollowed pumpkin, which has holes cut in it to represent a human face  
2    a will-o'-the-wisp or similar phenomenon  
jack pine  
      n   a coniferous tree, Pinus banksiana, of North America, having paired needle-like leaves and small cones that remain on the branches for many years: family Pinaceae  
jack plane  
      n   a carpenter's plane, usually with a wooden body, used for rough planing of timber  
jack rabbit  
      n   any of various W North American hares, such as Lepus townsendi (white-tailed jack rabbit), having long hind legs and large ears  
     (C19: shortened from jackass-rabbit, referring to its long ears)  
jack rafter  
      n   a short rafter used in a hip roof  
Jack Robinson  
      n  
before you could (or can) say Jack Robinson   extremely quickly or suddenly  
Jack Russell  
      n   a small short-legged terrier having a white coat with tan, black, or lemon markings: there are rough- and smooth-haired varieties,   (Also called)    Jack Russell terrier  
     (named after John Russell (1795--1883), English clergyman who developed the breed)  
Jack Tar  
      n  
Now chiefly literary   a sailor  
Jack-the-lad  
      n  
Slang   a young man who is regarded as a brash, loud show-off  
Jack-the-rags  
      n     (South Wales)  
dialect   a rag-and-bone man  
Jack the Ripper  
      n   an unidentified murderer who killed at least seven prostitutes in London's East End between August and November 1888  
jack towel  
      n      another name for       roller towel  
jack up  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to increase (prices, salaries, etc.)  
2    tr   to raise an object, such as a car, with or as with a jack  
3    intr  
Slang   to inject oneself with a drug, usually heroin  
4    intr     (Austral)  
informal   to refuse to comply; rebel, esp. collectively  
5      (N.Z.)  
informal   to initiate, organize, or procure  
jumping jack  
      n  
1    a firework having a long narrow tube filled with gunpowder, folded like an accordion so that when lit it burns with small explosions causing it to jump along the ground  
2    a toy figure of a man with jointed limbs that can be moved by pulling attached strings  
man jack  
      n  
Informal   a single individual (in the phrases every man jack, no man jack)  
screw jack  
      n   a lifting device utilizing the mechanical advantage of a screw thread, the effort being applied through a bevel drive,   (Also called)    jackscrew, jack  
Union Jack  
      n  
1       a common name for       Union flag  
2    often not caps   a national flag flown at the jackstaff of a vessel  
yellow jack  
      n  
1      (Pathol)      another name for       yellow fever  
2       another name for       quarantine flag  
3    any of certain large yellowish carangid food fishes, esp. Caranx bartholomaei, of warm and tropical Atlantic waters  
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