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Jack 1

Definition: A large tree, the Artocarpus integrifolia, common in the East Indies, closely allied to the breadfruit, from which it differs in having its leaves entire. The fruit is of great size, weighing from thirty to forty pounds, and through its soft fibrous matter are scattered the seeds, which are roasted and eaten. The wood is of a yellow color, fine grain, and rather heavy, and is much used in cabinetwork. It is also used for dyeing a brilliant yellow.

Jack 2

Definition: A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.

Jack 3

Definition: An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic.

Jack 4

Definition: A popular colloquial name for a sailor; called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.

Jack 5

Definition: A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine, rendering convenient service, and often supplying the place of a boy or attendant who was commonly called Jack

Jack 6

Definition: A device to pull off boots.

Jack 7

Definition: A sawhorse or sawbuck.

Jack 8

Definition: A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack.

Jack 9

Definition: A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.

Jack 10

Definition: A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles.

Jack 11

Definition: A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box.

Jack 12

Definition: A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.

Jack 13

Definition: A compact, portable machine for planing metal.

Jack 14

Definition: A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.

Jack 15

Definition: A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.

Jack 16

Definition: A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.

Jack 17

Definition: In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; called also hopper.

Jack 18

Definition: In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.

Jack 19

Definition: A portable machine variously constructed, for exerting great pressure, or lifting or moving a heavy body through a small distance. It consists of a lever, screw, rack and pinion, hydraulic press, or any simple combination of mechanical powers, working in a compact pedestal or support and operated by a lever, crank, capstan bar, etc. The name is often given to a jackscrew, which is a kind of jack.

Jack 20

Definition: The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls.

Jack 21

Definition: The male of certain animals, as of the ass.

Jack 22

Definition: A young pike; a pickerel.

Jack 23

Definition: The jurel.

Jack 24

Definition: A large, California rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); called also boccaccio, and merou.

Jack 25

Definition: The wall-eyed pike.

Jack 26

Definition: A drinking measure holding half a pint; also, one holding a quarter of a pint.

Jack 27

Definition: A flag, containing only the union, without the fly, usually hoisted on a jack staff at the bowsprit cap; called also union jack. The American jack is a small blue flag, with a star for each State.

Jack 28

Definition: A bar of iron athwart ships at a topgallant masthead, to support a royal mast, and give spread to the royal shrouds; called also jack crosstree.

Jack 29

Definition: The knave of a suit of playing cards.

Jack 30

Definition: A coarse and cheap mediaeval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather.

Jack 31

Definition: A pitcher or can of waxed leather; called also black jack.

Jack 32

Definition: To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., n.

Jack 33

Definition: To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n.,

jack 34

Definition: male donkey

jack 35

Definition: any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm-temperate seas

jack 36

Definition: tool for exerting pressure or lifting

jack 37

Definition: one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

jack 38

Definition: small flag indicating a ship''s nationality

jack 39

Definition: game equipment consisting of one of several small objects picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks

jack 40

Definition: an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug

jack 41

Definition: immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit of; its seeds are commonly roasted

jack 42

Definition: someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

Jack 43

Definition: a man who serves as a sailor

jack 44

Definition: a small worthless amount; "you don''t know jack"

jack 45

Definition: hunt with a jacklight

jack 46

Definition: lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire"

 

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