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Jack

Definition of jack:

part of speech: verb

To lift with a jack.

part of speech: noun

A nick- name of John; name given to various instruments to supply the place of a helper; small flag.

part of speech: noun

A fish; called also a pike; in bowls, a small ball serving as a mark to be aimed at; the male of some animals; a leather cup or jug; timber cut short of its ususal length; a small flag used as a signal, bearing the same device as the union jack; the knave of cards, a leathern coat of armor; a name applied to various kinds of levers or mechanical labor saving devices; as, a jack screw, roasting- jack, etc.

part of speech: noun

Used as a familiar name or diminutive of John; a saucy or paltry fellow: a sailor: any instrument serving to supply the place of a boy or helper, as a bootjack for taking off boots, a contrivance for turning a spit, a screw for raising heavy weights: the male of some animals: a young pike: a support to saw wood on: a miner's wedge: a flag displayed from the bowsprit of a ship: a coat of mail.

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