Nautical. (def 2a).
another name for Jacob’s ladder (sense 2)
[jak-leg] /ˈdʒækˌlɛg/ Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. adjective 1. unskilled or untrained for one’s work; amateur: a jackleg electrician. 2. unscrupulous or without the accepted standards of one’s profession: a jackleg lawyer. 3. makeshift; temporary. noun 4. an unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker or practitioner. noun An incompetent and unscrupulous person; phony: You don’t […]
[jak-lahyt] /ˈdʒækˌlaɪt/ noun 1. a portable cresset, oil-burning lantern, or used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night. verb (used with object), jacklighted or jacklit, jacklighting. 2. to hunt or fish for with a jacklight. verb (used without object), jacklighted or jacklit, jacklighting. 3. to hunt or fish with the aid of a […]
[jak-lahy-ter] /ˈdʒækˌlaɪ tər/ noun 1. a person who hunts or fishes at night with the aid of a . 2. a person who illegally hunts deer at night using a .
/ˈdʒæklɪn/ noun 1. Tony, full name Anthony Jacklin. born 1944, English golfer: won the British Open Championship (1969) and the US Open Championship (1970)