any bivalve mollusk of the family Solenidae, especially of the genus Ensis, having a long, rectangular, slightly curved shell.
[jak-nahyf-fish] /ˈdʒækˌnaɪfˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural jackknife-fishes (especially collectively) jackknife-fish. Ichthyology. 1. a black and white, American drum, Equetus lanceolatus, found in tropical areas of the Atlantic Ocean, having an elongated dorsal fin that is held erect.
noun 1. Nautical. (def 2a). 2. Lumbering. . noun 1. 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 […]