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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak uhp]
    • /dʒæk ʌp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak uhp]
    • /dʒæk ʌp/

Definitions of jack-up word

  • noun jack-up any of various portable devices for raising or lifting heavy objects short heights, using various mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic methods. 1
  • noun jack-up Also called knave. Cards. a playing card bearing the picture of a soldier or servant. 1
  • noun jack-up Electricity. a connecting device in an electrical circuit designed for the insertion of a plug. 1
  • noun jack-up (initial capital letter) Informal. fellow; buddy; man (usually used in addressing a stranger): Hey, Jack, which way to Jersey? 1
  • noun jack-up Also called jackstone. Games. one of a set of small metal objects having six prongs, used in the game of jacks. one of any other set of objects, as pebbles, stones, etc., used in the game of jacks. jacks, (used with a singular verb) a children's game in which small metal objects, stones, pebbles, or the like, are tossed, caught, and moved on the ground in a number of prescribed ways, usually while bouncing a rubber ball. 1
  • noun jack-up any of several carangid fishes, especially of the genus Caranx, as C. hippos (crevalle jack or jack crevalle) of the western Atlantic Ocean. 1

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Origin of jack-up

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase jack up

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Parts of speech for Jack-up


jack-up popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% 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.

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