jack

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: jack

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nv
tool for exerting pressure or lifting
lift with a special device
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n
someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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n
a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
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n
game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks
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n
one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
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n
any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
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n
male donkey
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n
an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
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n
immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
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n
small flag indicating a ship's nationality
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n
a small worthless amount
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v
hunt with a jacklight
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: jack
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n tool for exerting pressure or lifting

Types:
bumper jack
a jack for lifting a motor vehicle by the bumper
jackscrew, screw jack
screw-operated jack
Type of:
tool
an implement used in the practice of a vocation

v lift with a special device

jack up the car so you can change the tire”
Synonyms:
jack up
Type of:
bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
raise from a lower to a higher position
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n someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor

Synonyms:
laborer, labourer, manual laborer
Examples:
Paul Bunyan
a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
Ali Baba
the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
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agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer
a person who tills the soil for a living
bracero
a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
cleaner
someone whose occupation is cleaning
day laborer, day labourer
a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
digger
a laborer who digs
dishwasher
someone who washes dishes
drudge, galley slave, navvy, peon
a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
gandy dancer
a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
gravedigger
a person who earns a living by digging graves
hewer
a person who hews
hand, hired hand, hired man
a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
hod carrier, hodman
a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
gipsy, gypsy, itinerant
a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
faller, feller, logger, lumberjack, lumberman
a person who fells trees
miner, mineworker
laborer who works in a mine
mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer, skinner
a worker who drives mules
platelayer, tracklayer
a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
porter
a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
rail-splitter, splitter
a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
sawyer
one who is employed to saw wood
section hand
a laborer assigned to a section gang
sprayer
a worker who applies spray to a surface
stacker
a laborer who builds up a stack or pile
steeplejack
someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
dock worker, dock-walloper, docker, dockhand, dockworker, loader, longshoreman, lumper, stevedore
a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
fireman, stoker
a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
woodcutter
cuts down trees and chops wood as a job
wrecker
someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
yardman
a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
char, charwoman, cleaning lady, cleaning woman, woman
a human female employed to do housework
chimneysweep, chimneysweeper, sweep
someone who cleans soot from chimneys
coal miner, collier, pitman
someone who works in a coal mine
ditch digger, mud digger
a laborer who digs ditches
farm worker, farmhand, field hand, fieldhand
a hired hand on a farm
gold digger, gold miner, gold panner
a miner who digs or pans for gold in a gold field
drover, herder, herdsman
someone who drives a herd
housebreaker, housewrecker
a wrecker of houses
knacker
someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them
peasant
one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
placer miner
a miner who extracts minerals from a placer by washing or dredging
prospector
someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
ranch hand
a hired hand on a ranch
redcap
a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
scorer
a logger who marks trees to be felled
scourer
someone who cleanses by scouring
cropper, sharecrop farmer, sharecropper
small farmers and tenants
skycap
a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at an airport
groom, hostler, ostler, stableboy, stableman
someone employed in a stable to take care of the horses
street cleaner, street sweeper
a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)
strip miner
a miner who does strip mining
swagger, swaggie, swagman
an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work
tinker
formerly a person (traditionally a Gypsy) who traveled from place to place mending pots and kettles and other metal utensils as a way to earn a living
trencher
someone who digs trenches
window cleaner
someone who cleans windows for pay
Type of:
working man, working person, workingman, workman
an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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n a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling

Type of:
ball
round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
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n game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks

Synonyms:
jackstones
Type of:
game equipment
equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
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n one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

Synonyms:
knave
Type of:
court card, face card, picture card
one of the twelve cards in a deck bearing a picture of a face
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n any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas

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Caranx hippos, crevalle jack, jack crevalle
fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
Caranx bartholomaei, yellow jack
fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
Caranx crysos, blue runner, runner
fish of western Atlantic: Cape Cod to Brazil
Elagatis bipinnulata, rainbow runner
streamlined cigar-shaped jack; good game fish
leatherjack, leatherjacket
any of several New World tropical fishes having tiny embedded scales
Alectis ciliaris, thread-fish, threadfish
fish having greatly elongated front rays on dorsal and anal fins
amberfish, amberjack
any of several amber to coppery fork-tailed warm-water carangid fishes
Seriola dorsalis, yellowtail
game fish of southern California and Mexico having a yellow tail fin
Seriola zonata, banded rudderfish, rudderfish
fish having the habit of following ships; found in North American and South American coastal waters
Seriola grandis, kingfish
large game fish of Australia and New Zealand
Type of:
carangid, carangid fish
a percoid fish of the family Carangidae
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n male donkey

Synonyms:
jackass
Type of:
ass
hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
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n an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug

Types:
phone jack, telephone jack
a jack for plugging in a telephone
Type of:
electrical device
a device that produces or is powered by electricity
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n immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted

Synonyms:
jackfruit, jak
Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
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n small flag indicating a ship's nationality

Type of:
flag
emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
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n a small worthless amount

“you don't know jack
Synonyms:
diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, shit, squat
Type of:
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
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v hunt with a jacklight

Synonyms:
jacklight
Type of:
hunt, hunt down, run, track down
pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
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