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  • English Word Jack-a-dandy Definition A little dandy; a little, foppish, impertinent fellow.
  • English Word Jack-a-lent Definition A small stuffed puppet to be pelted in Lent; hence, a simple fellow.
  • English Word Jack-o'-lantern Definition See Jack-with-a-lantern, under 2d Jack.
  • English Word Jackal Definition Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling.
  • English Word Jackal Definition One who does mean work for another's advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated.
  • English Word Jackanapes Definition A monkey; an ape.
  • English Word Jackanapes Definition A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow.
  • English Word Jackass Definition The male ass; a donkey.
  • English Word Jackass Definition A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.
  • English Word Jackdaw Definition See Daw, n.
  • English Word Jackeen Definition A drunken, dissolute fellow.
  • English Word Jacket Definition A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also cork jacket.
  • English Word Jacket Definition To thrash; to beat.
  • English Word Jacket Definition To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
  • English Word Jacket Definition An outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc.
  • English Word Jacket Definition A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
  • English Word Jacket Definition In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  • English Word Jacketed Definition Wearing, or furnished with, a jacket.
  • English Word Jacketing Definition The material of a jacket; as, nonconducting jacketing.
  • English Word Jackknife Definition A large, strong clasp knife for the pocket; a pocket knife.
  • English Word Jackman Definition One wearing a jack; a horse soldier; a retainer. See 3d Jack, n.
  • English Word Jackman Definition A cream cheese.
  • English Word Jackmen Definition of Jackman
  • English Word Jackpudding Definition A merry-andrew; a buffoon.
  • English Word Jacksaw Definition The merganser.
  • English Word Jackscrew Definition A jack in which a screw is used for lifting, or exerting pressure. See Illust. of 2d Jack, n., 5.
  • English Word Jackslave Definition A low servant; a mean fellow.
  • English Word Jacksmith Definition A smith who makes jacks. See 2d Jack, 4, c.
  • English Word Jacksnipe Definition A small European snipe (Limnocryptes gallinula); -- called also judcock, jedcock, juddock, jed, and half snipe.
  • English Word Jacksnipe Definition A small American sandpiper (Tringa maculata); -- called also pectoral sandpiper, and grass snipe.