Words starting with j

Words and definitions

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: A machine for slicking or pebbling leather.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: A system of gearing driven by a horse power, for multiplying speed.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: A hood or other device placed over a chimney or vent pipe, to prevent a back draught.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: In the harpsichord, an intermediate piece communicating the action of the key to the quill; -- called also hopper.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: In hunting, the pan or frame holding the fuel of the torch used to attract game at night; also, the light itself.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: A portable machine variously constructed, for exerting great pressure, or lifting or moving a heavy body through a small distance. It consists of a lever, screw, rack and pinion, hydraulic press, or any simple combination of mechanical powers, working in a compact pedestal or support and operated by a lever, crank, capstan bar, etc. The name is often given to a jackscrew, which is a kind of jack.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: The small bowl used as a mark in the game of bowls.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: The male of certain animals, as of the ass.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: A young pike; a pickerel.

Meaning of Jack

Jack means: The jurel.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zygodactylae

Zygodactylae means: The zygodactylous birds. In a restricted sense applied to a division of birds which includes the barbets, toucans, honey guides, and other related birds.

Meaning of Zygodactyle

Zygodactyle means: Any zygodactylous bird.

Meaning of Zygodactyl

Zygodactyl means: Alt. of Zygodactyle

Meaning of Zygobranchiate

Zygobranchiate means: Of or pertaining to the Zygobranchia.

Meaning of Zygobranchia

Zygobranchia means: A division of marine gastropods in which the gills are developed on both sides of the body and the renal organs are also paired. The abalone (Haliotis) and the keyhole limpet (Fissurella) are examples.

Meaning of Zygenid

Zygenid means: Any one of numerous species of moths of the family Zygaenidae, most of which are bright colored. The wood nymph and the vine forester are examples. Also used adjectively.

Meaning of Zygapophysis

Zygapophysis means: One of the articular processes of a vertebra, of which there are usually four, two anterior and two posterior. See under Vertebra.

Meaning of Zygapophyses

Zygapophyses means: of Zygapophysis

Meaning of Zygantrum

Zygantrum means: See under Zygosphene.

Meaning of Zygantra

Zygantra means: of Zygantrum

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