[jak-rab-it] /ˈdʒækˌræb ɪt/
resembling a , as in suddenness or rapidity of movement:
The car made a jackrabbit start when the traffic light turned green.
verb (used without object)
to go or start forward with a rapid, sudden movement.
1863, American English, shortening of jackass-rabbit (1851), so called for its long ears. Proverbial for bursts of speed (up to 45 mph).
noun 1. any of various large hares of western North America, having very long hind legs and long ears. noun 1. any of various W North American hares, such as Lepus townsendi (white-tailed jack rabbit), having long hind legs and large ears verb To advance by leaps, like a jack-rabbit: a stock market jack-rabbiting past […]
noun 1. a rafter having less than the full length of the roof slope, as one meeting a hip or a valley. noun 1. a short rafter used in a hip roof
- Jack robinson
[rob-in-suh n] /ˈrɒb ɪn sən/ noun 1. Bill (“Bojangles”) 1878–1949, U.S. tap dancer. 2. Boardman [bawrd-muh n,, bohrd-] /ˈbɔrd mən,, ˈboʊrd-/ (Show IPA), 1876–1952, U.S. painter and illustrator, born in Nova Scotia. 3. Brooks Calbert, born 1937, U.S. baseball player. 4. Edward G (Emanuel Goldenberg) 1893–1973, U.S. actor, born in Romania. 5. Edwin Arlington, 1869–1935, […]
noun, Nautical. 1. a horizontal metal rod or tube to which an awning or other cloth may be seized to support it.