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English

A jack (mechanical device)

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

jakke, from the name Jack.

Noun

Singular
jack

Plural
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  1. A mechanical device used to raise and (temporarily) support a heavy object.
    car jack, pneumatic jack
  2. (card games) The card ranking between the ten and queen of any suit, picturing a knave or prince on its face, and in some card games having a value of eleven.
  3. (zoology) A male ass.
  4. A socket for electrical, especially telecommunications, equipment.
    telephone jack
  5. (sports) A target ball in bowls, etc; a jack-ball.
  6. (games) A small, six-pointed playing piece used in the game of jacks.
  7. (colloquial, short for jackshit) Nothing.
  8. (nautical) A small flag at the bow of a ship.
  9. (nautical) A naval ensign flag flown from the main mast, mizzen mast, or the aft-most major mast of (especially) British sailing warships; Union Jack.
  10. (military) A coarse and cheap medieval coat of defense, especially one made of leather.
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 15,  
      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.
  11. (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.)
  12. (slang) money.
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A smooth often ovoid large gravel or small cobble in a natural water course.
  14. (fish) A common name for the freshwater pike, green pike or pickerel.
  15. (fish) Large California rockfish.
  16. (fish) An order of marine fish in the Carangidae family.
  17. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A sailor; a "jack tar".
  18. A term (capitalized) of familiar address.
  19. A man or men in general.
    • Every man jack [or Jack].
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Etymology 2

Verb

Infinitive
to jack

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to jack (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To use a jack.
    He jacked the car up so that he could replace the brake pads.
  2. (transitive) (baseball) (slang) To hit the ball hard.
    Jones jacks it into the alley, clearing the bases.
  3. (transitive) (baseball) (slang) To hit a home run.
  4. (transitive) To steal.
    Someone jacked my car last night!
Translations

Interjection

jack

  1. (baseball) (slang) A player has hit a home run
    Jack! Tie score.
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References


Dutch

Noun

jack n. (plural jacks, diminutive jackje)

  1. jacket

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