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jack staff

jack staff
J j

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak staf, stahf]
    • /dʒæk stæf, stɑf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak staf, stahf]
    • /dʒæk stæf, stɑf/

Definition of jack staff words

  • noun jack staff a flagstaff at the bow of a vessel, on which a jack is flown. 1

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Origin of jack staff

First appearance:

before 1685
One of the 48% oldest English words
First recorded in 1685-95

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Parts of speech for Jack staff

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

jack staff popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 40% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jack staff usage trend in Literature

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