a rig of sails not conforming to a recognized type.
A shoulder holster: The butt of a large revolver was hanging out of a mol-ded-leather Jackass rig on Maksins’ left side
[1980s+ Police; probably fr the resemblance of the harness to that of a horse or jackass]
[jak-uh-tahr] /ˈdʒæk əˌtɑr/ noun, Newfoundland. 1. a Newfoundland native of mixed French and Amerindian descent.
noun 1. a bushy tropical plant, Canavalia ensiformis, of the legume family, grown especially for forage. 2. the white seeds of this plant. noun 1. a tropical American leguminous plant, Canavalia ensiformis, that has clusters of purple flowers and long pods and is grown in the southern US for forage
noun, Nautical. 1. a block used in raising or lowering a topgallant yard.
[jak-boot] /ˈdʒækˌbut/ noun 1. a sturdy leather reaching up over the knee, worn especially by soldiers. 2. Also called jackboot tactics. brutally bullying, militaristic, or authoritarian measures. 3. a person who uses such measures. /ˈdʒækˌbuːt/ noun 1. an all-leather military boot, extending up to or above the knee 2. n. also jack-boot, 1680s, type of […]