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Jack Tweet Definition of Jack Like Definition of Jack on Facebook
noun 
  1. (slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male, , ) .
     
jackpot Tweet Definition of jackpot Like Definition of jackpot on Facebook
noun (plural: jackpots)
  1. A large cash prize or money
  2. An unexpected windfall or reward.
     
jackstraw Tweet Definition of jackstraw Like Definition of jackstraw on Facebook
noun 
  1. (i, usually plural) One of the pieces used for the game variously called jackstraws or pick-up-sticks.
  2. (obsolete) An insignificant person.
     
jettison Tweet Definition of jettison Like Definition of jettison on Facebook
noun 
  1. (uncountable) Collectively, items that have been or are about to be ejected from a boat or balloon.
  2. (countable) The action of jettisoning items.
verb 
  1. To eject from a boat, submarine, aircraft, or hot-air balloon, so as to lighten the load.
The ballooners had to all of their sand bags to make it over the final hill.
  1. To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective; discard.
     
jigger Tweet Definition of jigger Like Definition of jigger on Facebook
noun 
  1. A double-ended vessel, generally of stainless steel or other metal, one end of which typically measures 1 1/2 fluid ounces, the other typically 1 fluid ounce.
  2. One who jigs.
  3. A measure of 1 1/2 fluid ounces of liquor.
  4. (context, pottery) A device for producing flatware.
  5. (context, textiles) A device used in the dyeing of cloth.
  6. A sandflea, Tunga penetrans, of the order Siphonaptera.
  7. (context, sports, archaic) A wooden or metal headed golf club used to play low flying shots to the putting green from short distances.
  8. An ingenious device used by fishermen to set their nets under the ice of frozen lakes. It consists of a plank of wood with an arm on it with a sharp metal tooth on the end of the arm. A rope is tied to the arm which, when pulled, propels the plank along the underside of the ice because the tooth catches the ice. Releasing the rope allows the tooth to sink away from the ice, and when the rope is tightened again, the tooth grabs the ice farther along, allowing the jigger to crawl along the underside of the ice.
verb 
  1. To alter or adjust, particularly in ways not originally intended.
You'll have to it from the original specifications to get it to work.
  1. (context, pottery) To use a jigger.
     
jump Tweet Definition of jump Like Definition of jump on Facebook
noun 
  1. An instance of propelling oneself into the air.
  2. An instance of causing oneself to fall from an elevated location.
  3. An instance of employing a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. An instance of reacting to a sudden stimulus by jerking the body.
  5. A jumping move in a board game.
  6. (context, sports, horses) An obstacle that forms part of a showjumping course, and that the horse has to jump over cleanly.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To propel oneself rapidly upward such that momentum causes the body to become airborne.
  2. (intransitive) To cause oneself to leave an elevated location and fall downward.
  3. (intransitive) To employ a parachute to leave an aircraft or elevated location.
  4. (intransitive) To react to a sudden, often unexpected, stimulus (such as a sharp prick or a loud sound) by jerking the body violently.
  5. (intransitive) To employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
  6. (transitive) To move to a position in (a queue/line) that is further forward.
  7. (transitive) To attack suddenly and violently.
  8. (transitive) To force to jump.
The rider jumped the horse over the fence.
adverb 
  1. (obsolete) exactly; precisely
     

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