What is jack?

  • (noun): Tool for exerting pressure or lifting.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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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 ...
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 ... also named John, died young, at the age of 30, when Jack was but two years of age ...
... 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 ... 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 the University of ... 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." Since launching the ...
Jack Sparrow - Films - On Stranger Tides
... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ... In 1981 the Jack was involved in an incident in Alexandria, Egypt ...

More definitions of "jack":

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

Famous quotes containing the word jack:

    President Kennedy had a wholesome, widely discussed, and largely deserved reputation for his interest in women.... But no President, however young and energetic, could possibly have gotten around to all the ladies in Washington, New York, and Hollywood who made claim to his affections after he died.... Such was the force of Jack Kennedy and the manner of his death that anyone associated with him, even the pretenders, assumed added glamour and interest.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)

    Just we two
    Darby and Joan, who used to be Jack and Jill.
    Oscar Hammerstein II (1895–1960)

    Lock in! Be alert, my acrobat
    and I will be soft wood and you the nail
    and we will make fiery ovens for Jack Sprat
    and you will hurl yourself into my tiny jail
    and we will take a supper together and that
    will be that.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)