jacks
carangid carangid n. any fish of the family {Carangidae}, including the {cavallas}, {jacks}, {pompanos} and {scads}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • jacks — [jaks] n. 〚/span> JACKSTONE〛 a children s game in which pebbles or small, six pronged metal pieces are tossed and picked up in various ways, esp. while bouncing a small ball * * * ▪ game also called  jackstones,  fivestones , or  dibs        game …   Universalium

  • jacks — [jaks] n. [< JACKSTONE] a children s game in which pebbles or small, six pronged metal pieces are tossed and picked up in various ways, esp. while bouncing a small ball …   English World dictionary

  • Jacks — For the musical group of same name, see Jacks (1960s Japanese band). Jackrock redirects here. For device used to damage tires, see Caltrop. A set of jacks Jacks (sometimes called jackstones, jackrocks, fivestones, onesies, knucklebones, or snobs) …   Wikipedia

  • Jacks — Terry Jacks (* 29. März 1944 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Kanada) ist ein kanadischer Sänger und Plattenproduzent. 1968 gründete er mit seiner späteren Frau Susan Pesklevits (* 1948), von der er 1973 wieder geschieden wurde, The Poppy Family, die sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jacks — n. to play (a game of) jacks * * * to play (a game of) jacks …   Combinatory dictionary

  • jacks — n. game in which jacks are picked up in a specific sequence between bouncing or throwing and catching a rubber ball dʒæk n. mechanical device for raising great weights; playing card with the figure of a knave; electrical socket; ship s flag;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jacks — noun a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball • Syn: ↑jackstones, ↑knucklebones • Hypernyms: ↑child s game * * * plural of jack present third singular of jack …   Useful english dictionary

  • jacks — Jackstone Jack stone , n. 1. One of the pebbles or pieces used in the game of jackstones. [1913 Webster] 2. (pl.) A game played with five small stones or pieces of metal. See 6th {Chuck}. Also called {jacks}. See {jack}[12], n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacks — This uncommon surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a patronymic form of either one of two male given names, Jacob or John. Jacob derives from the Hebrew aqob meaning supplanter or, following after . In the Bible, this is the name… …   Surnames reference

  • jacks — I Everyday English Slang in Ireland n toilet II Irish Slang toilet, restroom III Mawdesley Glossary a game played by girls with a marble and pottery jacks …   English dialects glossary

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