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, […]
noun 1. (in England, formerly) a man who wore or supported a leaf-covered wooden framework while dancing in May-Day celebrations
[jak-in-th uh-poo l-pit, -puhl-] /ˈdʒæk ɪn ðəˈpʊl pɪt, -ˈpʌl-/ noun, plural jack-in-the-pulpits. 1. A North American plant, Arisaema triphyllum, of the arum family, having an upright spadix arched over by a green or striped purplish-brown spathe. noun 1. an E North American aroid plant, Arisaema triphyllum, having a leaflike spathe partly arched over a clublike […]