(transitive, adverb) (slang) to abandon or leave (an attempt or enterprise)
To log on to a machine or connect to a network or BBS, especially for purposes of entering a virtual reality simulation such as a MUD or IRC (leaving is “jacking out”). This term derives from cyberpunk SF, in which it was used for the act of plugging an electrode set into neural sockets in order to interface the brain directly to a virtual reality. It is primarily used by MUD and IRC fans and younger hackers on BBS systems.
[jak] /dʒæk/ noun 1. any of various portable devices for raising or lifting heavy objects short heights, using various mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic methods. 2. Also called knave. Cards. a playing card bearing the picture of a soldier or servant. 3. Electricity. a connecting device in an electrical circuit designed for the insertion of a […]
noun 1. an engine for moving an idle reciprocating engine or turbine to permit inspection and repairs.
noun 1. a self-important petty official
[jak-in-th uh-boks] /ˈdʒæk ɪn ðəˌbɒks/ noun, plural jack-in-the-boxes. 1. a toy consisting of a box from which an enclosed figure springs up when the lid is opened. noun (pl) jack-in-the-boxes, jacks-in-the-box 1. a toy consisting of a figure on a compressed spring in a box, which springs out when the lid is opened n. 1560s, […]