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jack block

jack block
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak blok]
    • /dʒæk blɒk/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak blok]
    • /dʒæk blɒk/

Definitions of jack block words

  • noun jack block a block used in raising or lowering a topgallant yard. 1
  • noun jack block (nautical) A block fixed in the topgallant or royal rigging, used for raising and lowering light masts and spars. 0

Information block about the term

Origin of jack block

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
First recorded in 1785-95

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Parts of speech for Jack block

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

jack block popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

jack block usage trend in Literature

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