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Definition of Jack

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male first name (form of Jacob or John); fellow, man (Informal)
mechanical device for raising great weights; playing card with the figure of a knave; electrical socket; ship's flag; male donkey; six-pointed object used in the game of jacks
raise a heavy object with the help of a mechanical device; raise, boost; raise prices; hunt with a jacklight; (in Canada and the USA) take something unlawfully, steal
Jack Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms
1)Segmented audio connector. Mono Jacks have two connections - tip and sleeve, and are unbalanced. Stereo jacks have three connections - tip, ring and sleeve. B-type jacks (also known as Bantam jacks) were originally designed for use in telephone exchanges and provide a high quality (and expensive) connection in jackfields. A-type jacks are cheaper and more common, but more fragile. A type jacks are available in 2 sizes quarter inch and eighth inch. 2) (US) A hinged brace. In the open position, it holds up a flat or other unit of scenery. A Tip Jack is a combinaton of a jack and castors so scenery can be supported or rolled. When it is in position, it is tipped to vertical. When rolling, it leans backwards.
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Jack Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A pitcher or can of waxed leather; -- called also black jack.
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
A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack.
A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.
A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.
A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles.
A large, California rock fish (Sebastodes paucispinus); -- called also boccaccio, and merou.
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.
A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.
A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box.
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.
A familiar nickname of, or substitute for, John.
A drinking measure holding half a pint; also, one holding a quarter of a pint.
A device to pull off boots.
A compact, portable machine for planing metal.
A coarse and cheap mediaeval coat of defense, esp. one made of leather.
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.
A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.
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.
A sawhorse or sawbuck.
A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.
A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.
A young pike; a pickerel.
An impertinent or silly fellow; a simpleton; a boor; a clown; also, a servant; a rustic.
In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.
In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; -- called also hopper.
The jurel.
The knave of a suit of playing cards.
The male of certain animals, as of the ass.
The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls.
The wall-eyed pike.
(v. i.)
To hunt game at night by means of a jack. See 2d Jack, n., 4, n.
(v. t.)
To move or lift, as a house, by means of a jack or jacks. See 2d Jack, n., 5.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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The Phrase Finder
Rhyming slang, although this appears to be of Irish rather than cockney origin.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Berai = n. a turn-spit, a jack
Shakespeare Words
A-LENT a puppet thrown at in Lent
1.A common man or a knave.
2: A mechanical devide for lifting a heavy weight from below; an electronic receptacle; a union flag (e.g. the Union Jack of Great Britain), and many, many, other things.
Australian Slang
1. white ball used in bowls; 2. venereal disease; 3. double-sided penny; 4. kookaburra; 5. police officer; 6. tried beyond endurance; 7. become good; pick up: “the swell jacked again mid-afternoon”; 8. highly undesirable; deserving contempt, especially for lack of effort or fairness; slack; 9. nothing: "I don't know jack about it” (euphemistic shortening of “jack shit”); 10. (WWI military, obsolete) Turkish soldier
to have one's patience exhausted; to be fed up with something
1. person of marked ability; something exceptionally fine; 2. of marked ability; exceptionally fine
of course! naturally, yes.
to pay one's bill, usually in a restaurant
Burger King, a "MacDonalds" like burger chain
expression of selfish complacency on the part of the speaker
hash (hasheesh)
to stay
1. bill; 2. dill, fool; 3. hill; 4. cash register; till (rhyming slang)
nothing: “We owe you jack shit”
(history) strong, green, tea, used in the bush, which discolours utensils
(WWI military, obsolete) Turkish soldier
1. be obstinate, refuse to do something, spit the dummy; 2. raise or increase (something): “jacking up their prices”; “jacked up my level of horniness”
someone who can not sit still
infected with venereal disease
rhyming slang
store security officer
(jocular) venereal disease clinic
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. to rob someone face to face
2. to serve a prison sentence
2. nothing;"I ain't got jack to give you"
3. police
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
thieves who pretend to be sailors in order to gain free passage on boats and ships
Low Life Glossary
noun. Money.
WordNet 2.0

1. a man who serves as a sailor
(synonym) mariner, seaman, tar, Jack-tar, old salt, seafarer, gob, sea dog
(hypernym) sailor, crewman
(hyponym) able seaman, able-bodied seaman

1. a small worthless amount; "you don't know jack"
(synonym) diddly-squat, diddlysquat, diddly-shit, diddlyshit, diddly, diddley, squat, shit
(hypernym) small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
2. someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
(synonym) laborer, manual laborer, labourer
(hypernym) workman, working man, working person
(hyponym) agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer
3. immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit of; its seeds are commonly roasted
(synonym) jackfruit, jak
(hypernym) edible fruit
(part-holonym) jackfruit, jackfruit tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus
4. an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
(hypernym) electrical device
(hyponym) telephone jack, phone jack
5. game equipment consisting of one of several small objects picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks
(hypernym) game equipment
6. small flag indicating a ship's nationality
(hypernym) flag
7. one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
(synonym) knave
(hypernym) face card, picture card, court card
8. tool for exerting pressure or lifting
(hypernym) tool
(hyponym) bumper jack
(derivation) jack up
9. any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm-temperate seas
(hypernym) carangid fish, carangid
(hyponym) crevalle jack, jack crevalle, Caranx hippos
(member-holonym) Carangidae, family Carangidae
10. male donkey
(synonym) jackass
(hypernym) ass

1. lift with a special device; "jack up the car so you can change the tire"
(synonym) jack up
(hypernym) raise, lift, elevate, get up, bring up
2. hunt with a jacklight
(synonym) jacklight
(hypernym) hunt, run, hunt down, track down
Jack Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
An oil well pumping unit powered by a gasoline engine. electric motor, or rod line from a central power. The pumping jack's walking beam provides the up and down motion to the well's pump rods.
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
Exchange: NYSE
Owns, operates and franchises fast food restaurants under the name "jack in the box" offering chicken teriyaki bowl, philly cheesesteak, hamburgers, french fries and other food products.
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.
Exchange: Nasdaq
Develops, markets, maintains and supports integrated data processing systems for in-house automation of standard banking and accounting applications in commercial banks and other financial institutions; And performs data conversion, software installation and software customization as well as maintenance and support
Jack Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
City: JACK
Jack Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Medieval Glossary
1. defensive leather coat, either of several layers or quilted, often reinforced with metal studs or small plates 2. canvas or leather jacket reinforced by metal or horn plates stitched between the layers of material
Jack Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
1. A device for lifting the vehicle, or part of the vehicle, off the ground to facilitate repairs. The most common jacks are the bumper , tripod , scissors , and hydraulic jacks .
2. A characteristic of swing-axle rear suspensions . Cornering forces can act on these suspensions to lift the body of the vehicle so that the outer wheel tucks or jacks under the vehicle. When carried to the extreme, jacking forces could tip the vehicle over.
The Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (RFE)
Scientific Name: Caranx caninus
Common Name: Pacific Crevalle Jack
Market Name: Jack
Family: Carangidae (jacks and pompanos)

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Scientific Name: Selene peruviana
Common Name: Pacific Moonfish
Market Name: Jack
Family: Carangidae (jacks and pompanos)

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Jack Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(n.) Jack-o'lantern. Tough monster found in Unrest.
Jack Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Jack may refer to:
  • Jack (device), a device used to lift heavy objects
  • Registered jack, a standardized telecommunication network interface for connecting voice and data equipment
  • Phone connector (audio), commonly known as 'phone jack', 'audio jack' or 'jack plug'
  • JACK Audio Connection Kit, a computer sound server

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Jack Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
The union flag.
Jack Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Hindi Equivalents of English Cookery Terms
Jack Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A receptacle-type connector for audio signals into which a plug or other input is inserted. The plug is the 'male' connector and the jack is the 'female' connector.
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Jazz Glossary
the jazz equivalent of "Mac" or "bud" in American slang; a form of address sometimes replaced by "Jim."
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The DJ Glossary
A panel-mounted or cable-wired connector designed for use with corresponding plug connectors.
A plug (or the corresponding mating jack) that is 1/4-inch in diameter and 1-1/4-inches in length used for a wide variety of audio connection applications.
See Phono Plug.
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TUPAC SHAKUR Rap Dictionary V.2.0
1) (v) To rob someone face to face. "Lets see who the fuck I'ma jack today" -- Ice Cube (Robin hood [??]). 2) (n) Nothing, "I ain't got jack to give you".
Rap-music terminology and bios of artists
1) (v) To rob someone face to face. "Lets see who the fuck I'ma jack today" -- Ice Cube (Robin hood [??]).
2) (n) Nothing, "I ain't got jack to give you".
Jack Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Augmentative Communications Glossary
A jack is used to complete an electrical connection. A plug is inserted into a jack to connect switches to electronic devices.