What is jack?

  • (noun): Small flag indicating a ship's nationality.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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... They are joined by their friends Conductor Jack (a friendly train conductor played by educator Jack Emmett Norton, and his wife DJ Kitty (who programs all of the group's music and serves as the ... were created in the classroom by the husband and wife team of Kitty and Jack Norton, while they were working as preschool teachers in rural Minnesota and developed by a team of Early Childhood Educators from ... Show co-creators Jack and Kitty Norton have hinted that a documentary film is currently in production which focuses on "the inspiring story of our significant weight loss ...
USS Jack (SSN-605)
... USS Jack (SSN-605) , a Permit-class submarine, was the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for the jack, any young pike, green pike or pickerel, or large California rockfish ... Jack was a variation on the Permit class, 20 feet (6.1 m) longer than her sisters and using an experimental direct-drive plant with two contra-rotating propellers on a single shaft ... In 1981 the Jack was involved in an incident in Alexandria, Egypt ...
Jack - Other Uses
... Jack, Alabama, an unincorporated community in Coffee County, Alabama Jack, an archaic unit of volume equal to two fluid ounces Jack (given name), a male given name (including a list of people and ...
Jack Sparrow - Films - On Stranger Tides
... Revenge, the ship of the horrific Blackbeard (Ian McShane) who forces Jack to help him reach the Fountain of Youth ... Learning the full story behind it, Jack attempts to set up Blackbeard's demise and save the naive Angelica from her father ... Jack and Angelica admit their love for one another, but Jack maroons Angelica on a stranded island, knowing that she will probably want to avenge her father's death ...
John Mytton - Family
... John "Mad Jack" Mytton was born to a family of Shropshire squires with a lineage that stretched back some 500 years before his day ... As with many of his ancestors and privileged peers, Jack was privately educated but was subsequently expelled from both Westminster and Harrow ... His father, also named John, died young, at the age of 30, when Jack was but two years of age ...

More definitions of "jack":

  • (noun): One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince.
    Synonyms: knave
  • (verb): Hunt with a jacklight.
    Synonyms: jacklight
  • (noun): Any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm-temperate seas.
  • (noun): Tool for exerting pressure or lifting.
  • (noun): Male donkey.
    Synonyms: jackass
  • (noun): An electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug.
  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of one of several small objects picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks.
  • (noun): Immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit of; its seeds are commonly roasted.
    Synonyms: jackfruit, jak
  • (verb): Lift with a special device.
    Example: "Jack up the car so you can change the tire"
    Synonyms: jack up

Famous quotes containing the word jack:

    I hope you ain’t going to blow up my boat, Mr. Johnson. Like my wife, she’s not much, but she’s all I have.
    —Martin Berkeley. Jack Arnold. Lucas (Nestor Paiva)

    This is the cow with the crumpled horn
    That tossed the dog
    Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. The House That Jack Built (l. 16–17)

    This is the house that Jack built.

    This is the malt
    That lay in the house that Jack built.
    Mother Goose (fl. 17th–18th century. The House That Jack Built (l. 1–3)