Jackpot
Jackpot Jackpot, n. 1. Same as {jack pot}. See under {jack}. [PJC]

2. Any larger-than-usual gambling prize formed by the accumulation of unwon bets. [PJC]

3. The highest gambling prize awarded in a gambling game in which smaller prizes are also awarded, especially such a prize on a slot machine. [PJC]

4. An unusually large success in an enterprise, either unexpected or unpredictable, esp. one providing a great financial benefit. [PJC]

{hit the jackpot} to receive an unexpectedly large (or the largest possible) benefit from an enterprise; as, after prospecting for years, he finally hit the jackpot when he discovered a silver lode. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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