Definition of Blackjack

1. Noun. A common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets.

Exact synonyms: Blackjack Oak, Jack Oak, Quercus Marilandica
Generic synonyms: Scrub Oak

2. Verb. Exert pressure on someone through threats. "They blackjack him to write the letter"
Exact synonyms: Blackmail, Pressure
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Blackmail, Blackmailer, Pressure, Pressure

3. Noun. A piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people.
Exact synonyms: Cosh, Sap
Generic synonyms: Bludgeon
Derivative terms: Cosh

4. Noun. A flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship.
Exact synonyms: Black Flag, Jolly Roger, Pirate Flag
Generic synonyms: Flag
Terms within: Skull And Crossbones

5. Noun. A gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21.
Exact synonyms: Twenty-one, Vingt-et-un
Generic synonyms: Card Game, Cards

Definition of Blackjack

1. n. A name given by English miners to sphalerite, or zinc blende; -- called also false galena. See Blende.

Definition of Blackjack

1. Noun. (card games) A common gambling card game in casinos, where the object is to get as close to 21 without going over. ¹

2. Noun. (card games) A hand in the game of blackjack consisting of a face card and an ace. ¹

3. Noun. The flag (i.e., a jack) traditionally flown by pirate ships; popularly thought to be a white skull and crossed bones on a black field (the Jolly Roger). In older literature sometimes spelled "black jack". ¹

4. Noun. a small blunt instrument loaded with heavy material such as lead or ball bearings. ¹

5. Noun. a type of weed, ''Bidens pilosa'', in the family Compositae. ¹

6. Verb. To strike with a blackjack or similar weapon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackjack

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackjack

blackhearts
blackhole
blackholes
blackhouse
blackhouses
blackie
blackies
blacking
blackings
blackish
blackish-gray antshrike
blackish-gray antshrikes
blackishly
blackishness
blackism
blackjack (current term)
blackjack oak
blackjacked
blackjacking
blackjacks
blackland
blacklands
blacklead
blackleads
blackleg
blacklegs
blackless
blackletter
blackletters
blacklight

Literary usage of Blackjack

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Statistics, Probability, and Game Theory: Papers in Honor of David Blackwell by Lloyd S. Shapley, David Blackwell, James B. MacQueen, Thomas Shelburne Ferguson (1996)
"Lower blackjack winnings persisted in spite of these steps. ... In frustration, the casino management decided to dismiss blackjack dealers whom it believed ..."

2. Celebrate Life!: A Guide for Planning All Night Alcohol edited by Sharon Murphy (1994)
"In the event that the Dealer has blackjack, the hand of the Player with a ... If the Dealer does not have a blackjack, he will pay the Player 2 times his ..."

3. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"He would n't, so I hit him a punch in the jaw and he pulled a blackjack— "Bang! Bang! ... Use respectful language and tell the Court what a blackjack is. ..."

4. Statistics, Probability, and Game Theory: Papers in Honor of David Blackwell by Lloyd S. Shapley, David Blackwell, James B. MacQueen, Thomas Shelburne Ferguson (1996)
"Lower blackjack winnings persisted in spite of these steps. ... In frustration, the casino management decided to dismiss blackjack dealers whom it believed ..."

5. Celebrate Life!: A Guide for Planning All Night Alcohol edited by Sharon Murphy (1994)
"In the event that the Dealer has blackjack, the hand of the Player with a ... If the Dealer does not have a blackjack, he will pay the Player 2 times his ..."

6. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1906)
"He would n't, so I hit him a punch in the jaw and he pulled a blackjack— "Bang! Bang! ... Use respectful language and tell the Court what a blackjack is. ..."

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