I. noun Date: 1591 1. [black + jack (vessel)] a tankard for beer or ale usually of tar-coated leather 2. sphalerite 3. a hand weapon typically consisting of a piece of leather-enclosed metal with a strap or springy shaft for a handle 4. an often scrubby oak (Quercus marilandica) chiefly of the southeastern U.S. — called also blackjack oak 5. a card game the object of which is to be dealt cards having a higher count than those of the dealer up to but not exceeding 21 — called also twenty-one, vingt-et-un II. transitive verb Date: 1905 1. to strike with a blackjack 2. to coerce with threats or pressure

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