Adjective "jack" definition and examples

(Jack may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒak/

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Definitions and examples

noun

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.
  1. 'The operation involved the firefighters having to support the weight of the lorry with air bags and jacks and chopping back trees before cutting away parts of the car to free the casualty.'
  2. 'With a jack, a couple of dollies, a tow bar, and a tractor, the jet was moved after 45 minutes.'
  3. 'A spaceship was lying on 4 jacks in the middle of the shed, patches of the hull and fried wiring lying around.'
  4. 'Once the jack release button is turned it takes about five seconds for the vertical ram to drop sufficiently so that it can be moved horizontally along the jack.'
  5. 'While most cars are spinning practice laps at Daytona International Speedway, Jeff Gordon's No.24 Chevy sits on jacks in its garage stall.'
  6. 'Finally, lower the jack so the wheel is back down on the road.'
  7. 'The third roller is joined to an anvil divided into three sections, each having a hydraulic jack that activates the opening to eliminate stones that are too large.'
  8. 'Make sure you're using the jacks in the appropriate jacking points; otherwise, you could literally destroy a wing or cause other major damage to the plane.'
  9. 'The 45-pound hydraulic jack is used by this crew member to first lift the right side of the car for the tires to be changed before dropping it down to repeat the process on the left side of the car.'
  10. 'With hangar space at a premium, flight-deck control was not going to let a huge Hummer sit on jacks in the middle of the hangar bay for two weeks.'
A playing card bearing a representation of a soldier, page, or knave, normally ranking next below a queen.
  1. 'If the turn-up is a Jack, dealer scores one white chip at once; if the turn-up is the Joker, dealer scores one blue chip at once and the cards are immediately thrown in.'
  2. 'If the player cannot match any cards and does not have a Jack or Joker in their hand (or chooses not to use them) then they must draw from stock pile.'
A socket with two or more pairs of terminals designed to receive a jack plug.
  1. 'You can have landline and cell service from all the phone jacks in your home'
  2. 'And while almost all of the others have recording facilities, this is the only one with a microphone jack in addition to the built-in mic.'
  3. 'Also, it's useful to remember that in the case of DSL, your broadband connection is available at every phone jack in your house.'
  4. 'Sir, it is impossible to plug an Ethernet card into the phone jack in your wall.'
  5. '‘Many of the older accommodation blocks have shared ablutions, shared laundries, limited or no storage, limited car parking, no telephone or TV jacks in individual rooms and are in urgent need of general maintenance,’ he said.'
  6. 'Bring all cables from various jacks into the junction box and connect the wires under the appropriately colored terminals.'
  7. 'Such a line-out jack requires you to buy expensive $50 fibre optic cables with two differently shaped ends, or an adaptor plug that will connect to common speaker wires.'
  8. 'They weigh 14 ounces and are powered by four AA batteries, with input capabilities for a radio or scanner, and an output jack for receiving or recording.'
  9. 'The audio is fed from the earphone jack into an auxiliary input on the vehicle's CD player, where it is amplified to on board PA speakers.'
  10. 'Me: ‘Well, is the cable pugged into the back of the computer and into the data jack in the wall?’'
A small white ball in bowls, at which the players aim.
  1. 'By rolling the jack and concentrating on the feel of it, you will find the real pace of the green and have a better chance of putting the first bowl close to the jack.'
  2. 'The only way to develop the skill of accurately estimating the distance from the bowl to the jack is to practise doing it and keep on until you gain consistency to within a few centimetres.'
A game played by tossing and catching small round pebbles or star-shaped pieces of metal or plastic.
  1. 'Tharp compares the work to a game of jacks, one in which you pick up an increasing number of pieces with one hand while bouncing a ball in the other.'
Used to typify an ordinary man.
  1. 'She was only 15, so she was not having an affair with a Jack.'
  2. 'Suddenly, a Jack, another type of fighter, got behind.'
A small version of a national flag flown at the bow of a vessel in harbour to indicate its nationality.
  1. 'At daybreak they attempted to rouse attention on land; they hoisted the jack for a pilot and at 7 a.m. sent up signals of distress and fired a gun.'
Money.
    A device for turning a spit.
      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.
      1. 'The jack sits just under the bottom row on the keyboard, and in a pretty visible location.'
      A marine fish that is typically laterally compressed with a row of large spiky scales along each side, important in many places as food or game fish.
      1. 'Even the fish appeared to be experiencing difficulties swimming against the current; and the site was abuzz in action, as jacks, snappers and groupers busily swarmed about.'
      2. 'Located at the southern tip of Pulau Pinang, this area swamps with currents, and hence presents a good chance to observe sharks, barracudas, jacks and schools of yellowtail.'
      The male of various animals, especially a merlin or (US) an ass.
      1. 'The young female kestrel may have paired off with a young male. We spotted them chasing off a Jack Merlin.'
      Used in names of animals that are smaller than similar kinds, e.g. jack snipe.
      1. 'The Jack Snipe is an extremely difficult bird to see, partly because they are not very common but mostly because they are so well-camouflaged they will often sit unnoticed and let you walk past them.'
      1. 'We all know that neither candidate will do jack squat anyway.'
      2. 'I don't know jack about XML, so use small, simple words in any instructions you give me.'

      verb

      Take (something) illicitly; steal.
      1. 'They make the Evening News: they filmed a local gemstone store robbery in progress, a crime in which $10 million in jewels was jacked.'
      2. 'I was far from my normal spot next to the window, but didn't partially mind the getaway from Marie who always tried to jack my seat.'
      3. 'they told police they'd been prowling the streets looking to jack someone'
      4. 'Soon they're swigging beer, blowing joints, ripping off drug-dealers and trying to sell a gun they jacked from a local gang.'

      More definitions

      1. any of various portable devices for raising or lifting heavy objects short heights, using various mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic methods.

      2. Also called knave. Cards. a playing card bearing the picture of a soldier or servant.

      3. Electricity. a connecting device in an electrical circuit designed for the insertion of a plug.

      4. (initial capital letter) Informal. fellow; buddy; man (usually used in addressing a stranger): Hey, Jack, which way to Jersey?

      5. Also called jackston

      More examples(as adjective)

      "people can be jack for people."

      "people can be jack."

      "funds can be jack."

      "stones can be jack."

      "fruits can be jack."

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      Origin

      (jack)1990s: from hijack.

      Phrase

      jack someone around
      jack in (or into)
      jack something in
      jack off
      jack up
      jack something up