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noun
  1. (slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , ) .
jai alai Tweet Definition of jai alai Like Definition of jai alai on Facebook
noun
  1. a Basque ball game in which the players propel the ball using a long basket attached to the wrist
jerk Tweet Definition of jerk Like Definition of jerk on Facebook
noun
  1. A quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
When I yell "OK," give the mooring line a good !
  1. A sudden, uncontrolled movement, for instance, of the body.
  2. (physics) the change in acceleration with respect to time.
Usage note: Jerk is measured in metres per cubic second (m/s3) in SI units , or in feet per cubic second (ft/s3) in imperial units.
  1. (US, slang, pejorative) A person who is unwelcome due to unlikable qualities and behavior, often mean, foolish or disagreeable.
  2. A rich, spicy Jamaican marinade; a dish made with such a marinade.
verb
  1. To make a quick, often unpleasant tug or shake.
  2. To make a sudden uncontrolled movement.
  3. To marinade in jerk seasoning.
Jess Tweet Definition of Jess Like Definition of Jess on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, from Hebrew, ) A short form of the male given name Jesse.
  2. (given name, female, from Hebrew, ) A short form of the female given name Jessica.
jig Tweet Definition of jig Like Definition of jig on Facebook
noun
  1. A light, brisk musical movement; a gigue.
  2. (context, fishing) A type of lure consisting of a hook molded into a weight, usually with a bright or colorful body.
  3. A device in manufacturing, woodworking, or other creative endeavors for controlling the location, path of movement, or both of either a workpiece or the tool that is operating upon it. Subsets of this general class include machining jigs, woodworking jigs, welders' jigs, jewelers' jigs, and many others.
Cutting circles out of pinewood is best done with a compass-style jig.
verb (jig, g, ed)
  1. To move briskly, especially as a dance.
  2. (context, fishing) To fish with a jig.
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.
judo Tweet Definition of judo Like Definition of judo on Facebook
noun
  1. A Japanese martial art and sport adapted from jujitsu.
judoka Tweet Definition of judoka Like Definition of judoka on Facebook
noun
  1. (judo) A practitioner of the Japanese martial art of Judo.
jujitsu Tweet Definition of jujitsu Like Definition of jujitsu on Facebook
noun
  1. A method of self defense training established in Japan that emphasizes (soft or gentle "ju") (technique or way "jitsu") as opposed to violence and brutality.
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
jumper Tweet Definition of jumper Like Definition of jumper on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone or something that jumps
  2. A woolen sweater or pullover.
  3. A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection.
  4. A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.
jump shot Tweet Definition of jump shot Like Definition of jump shot on Facebook
noun
  1. (hoops) a basketball shot in which the player releases the ball at the highest point of a jump
junior varsity Tweet Definition of junior varsity Like Definition of junior varsity on Facebook
noun
  1. In sports, a team comprised of players who play behind the varsity unit.
JV Tweet Definition of JV Like Definition of JV on Facebook
initialism (infl, en, initialism)
  1. Abbreviation for junior varsity.

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