Jack means: A popular colloquial name for a sailor; -- called also Jack tar, and Jack afloat.
Jack means: A mechanical contrivance, an auxiliary machine, or a subordinate part of a machine, rendering convenient service, and often supplying the place of a boy or attendant who was commonly called Jack
Jack means: A device to pull off boots.
Jack means: A sawhorse or sawbuck.
Jack means: A machine or contrivance for turning a spit; a smoke jack, or kitchen jack.
Jack means: A wooden wedge for separating rocks rent by blasting.
Jack means: A lever for depressing the sinkers which push the loops down on the needles.
Jack means: A grating to separate and guide the threads; a heck box.
Jack means: A machine for twisting the sliver as it leaves the carding machine.
Jack means: A compact, portable machine for planing metal.
Zyophyte means: Any plant of a proposed class or grand division (Zygophytes, Zygophyta, or Zygosporeae), in which reproduction consists in the union of two similar cells. Cf. Oophyte.
Zygomorphous means: Symmetrical bilaterally; -- said of organisms, or parts of organisms, capable of division into two symmetrical halves only in a single plane.
Zygomorphic means: Alt. of Zygomorphous
Zygomatic means: Of, pertaining to, or in the region of, the zygoma.
Zygoma means: The whole zygomatic arch.
Zygoma means: The zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
Zygoma means: The jugal, malar, or cheek bone.
Zygodactylous means: Yoke-footed; having the toes disposed in pairs; -- applied to birds which have two toes before and two behind, as the parrot, cuckoo, woodpecker, etc.
Zygodactylic means: Alt. of Zygodactylous
Zygodactyli means: Same as Scansores.
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