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  1. jack

    • IPA[jak]

    美式

    • n.
      a device for lifting heavy objects, especially one for raising the axle of a motor vehicle off the ground so that a wheel can be changed or the underside inspected.;a playing card bearing a representation of a soldier, page, or knave, normally ranking next below a queen.
    • noun: jack, plural noun: jacks

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    • 1. a device for lifting heavy objects, especially one for raising the axle of a motor vehicle off the ground so that a wheel can be changed or the underside inspected.
    • 2. a playing card bearing a representation of a soldier, page, or knave, normally ranking next below a queen.
    • 3. a socket designed to receive a jack plug.
    • 4. a plug used in a jack socket, consisting of a shaft used to make a connection that transmits a signal, typically used in sound equipment.
    • 5. in lawn bowling, the small ball at which the players aim.
    • 6. a game played by tossing and catching small round pebbles or star-shaped pieces of metal or plastic.
    • a small round pebble or star-shaped piece of metal used in the game of jacks.
    • US informal used as a form of address to a man whose name is not known.
    • North American informal a lumberjack.
    • archaic a steeplejack.
    • the figure of a man striking the bell on a clock.
    • 7. a small version of a national flag flown at the bow of a vessel in harbor to indicate its nationality.
    • 8. North American informal, dated money.
    • 9. a device for turning a spit.
    • 10. a part of the mechanism in a spinet or harpsichord that connects a key to its corresponding string and causes the string to be plucked when the key is pressed down.
    • 11. a marine fish that is typically laterally compressed with a row of large spiky scales along each side. Jacks are important in many places as food or game fish.
    • 12. the male of some animals, especially a merlin or an ass.
    • 13. used in names of animals that are smaller than similar kinds, e.g., jacksnipe.
    • 14. US informal short for jack shit
    • 15. short for jackrabbit