Jack pot
Pot Pot, n. [Akin to LG. pott, D. pot, Dan. potte, Sw. potta, Icel. pottr, F. pot; of unknown origin.] 1. A metallic or earthen vessel, appropriated to any of a great variety of uses, as for boiling meat or vegetables, for holding liquids, for plants, etc.; as, a quart pot; a flower pot; a bean pot. [1913 Webster]

2. An earthen or pewter cup for liquors; a mug. [1913 Webster]

3. The quantity contained in a pot; a potful; as, a pot of ale. ``Give her a pot and a cake.'' --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

4. A metal or earthenware extension of a flue above the top of a chimney; a chimney pot. [1913 Webster]

5. A crucible; as, a graphite pot; a melting pot. [1913 Webster]

6. A wicker vessel for catching fish, eels, etc. [1913 Webster]

7. A perforated cask for draining sugar. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

8. A size of paper. See {Pott}. [1913 Webster]

9. marijuana. [slang] [PJC]

10. The total of the bets at stake at one time, as in racing or card playing; the pool; also (Racing, Eng.) a horse heavily backed; a favorite. [Slang] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

11. (Armor) A plain defensive headpiece; later, and perhaps in a jocose sense, any helmet; -- called also {pot helmet}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

12. (Card Playing) The total of the bets at one time; the pool. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Jack pot}. See under 2d {Jack}.

{Pot cheese}, cottage cheese. See under {Cottage}.

{Pot companion}, a companion in drinking.

{Pot hanger}, a pothook.

{Pot herb}, any plant, the leaves or stems of which are boiled for food, as spinach, lamb's-quarters, purslane, and many others.

{Pot hunter}, one who kills anything and everything that will help to fill has bag; also, a hunter who shoots game for the table or for the market.

{Pot metal}. (a) The metal from which iron pots are made, different from common pig iron. (b) An alloy of copper with lead used for making large vessels for various purposes in the arts. --Ure. (c) A kind of stained glass, the colors of which are incorporated with the melted glass in the pot. --Knight.

{Pot plant} (Bot.), either of the trees which bear the monkey-pot.

{Pot wheel} (Hydraul.), a noria.

{To go to pot}, to go to destruction; to come to an end of usefulness; to become refuse. [Colloq.] --Dryden. --J. G. Saxe. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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