Definition of Jacklegs

1. Noun. (plural of jackleg) ¹

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Definition of Jacklegs

1. jackleg [n] - See also: jackleg

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jacklegs

jackhammers
jackhole
jackholes
jackies
jacking
jacking off
jacking up
jackknife
jackknife-fish
jackknife clam
jackknifed
jackknifes
jackknifing
jackknives
jackleg
jacklegs (current term)
jacklight
jacklighted
jacklighting
jacklights
jackman
jackmen
jackoff
jackoffs
jackplane
jackplanes
jackpot
jackpots
jackpudding
jackpuddings

Literary usage of Jacklegs

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

1. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1902)
"The old man in giving his advice about jacklegs should have added that when jacklegs went up, "Old Fogies" went up in the same balloon. ..."

2. Bulletin by Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (1904)
"The standard drive has a cross section of 2 in. by 2 m. Drilling is done with 55-lb. jackhammers mounted on jacklegs, 18 to 20 holes per round being ..."

3. Report. 1st- 1887-19 by North Carolina Dept. of Mines (1887)
"Mechanics have much trouble contending with jacklegs. They take a contract for any kind of job at any price, and run the risk of getting something out of it ..."

4. Modern American Tanning: A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Leather (1902)
"The old man in giving his advice about jacklegs should have added that when jacklegs went up, "Old Fogies" went up in the same balloon. ..."

5. Bulletin by Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (1904)
"The standard drive has a cross section of 2 in. by 2 m. Drilling is done with 55-lb. jackhammers mounted on jacklegs, 18 to 20 holes per round being ..."

6. Report. 1st- 1887-19 by North Carolina Dept. of Mines (1887)
"Mechanics have much trouble contending with jacklegs. They take a contract for any kind of job at any price, and run the risk of getting something out of it ..."

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