Definition of Jack-tar

1. Noun. A man who serves as a sailor.


Definition of Jack-tar

1. Noun. (British) (alternative spelling of jacktar) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jack-tar

jack-in-the-box
jack-in-the-boxes
jack-in-the-pulpit
jack-knife
jack-knifed
jack-knifes
jack-knifing
jack-knives
jack-o'-lantern
jack-o'-lanterns
jack-o-lantern
jack-o-lantern fungus
jack-of-the-dust
jack-rabbit
jack-staff
jack-tar
jack-up
jack around
jack bean
jack crevalle
jack fruit
jack in
jack ladder
jack mackerel
jack oak
jack of all trades
jack of all trades, master of none
jack of clubs
jack of diamonds
jack of hearts

Literary usage of Jack-tar

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1. Naval Songs and Ballads by Charles Harding Firth (1908)
"JACK TAR. 1 Come, brave, honest Jack Tar, once more will you venture ? Press warrants they are out; I would have you to enter. Take some rich Spanish prize, ..."

2. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1890)
"... three-gabled building, bearing the sign of the Jack Tar, is given on page 90, but it is now taken down. The great church of St. Nicholas, ..."

3. China and the Allies by Arnold Henry Savage Landor (1901)
"... special case—A day's free hand—The only punishment—A study of the looters —Tommy Atkins and Jack Tar—The friends at home—Good- hearted devils. ..."

4. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1806)
"At Chester, May 1, 1804, JACK TAR won a Sweepstakes of 20gs each, (Four Subscribers) for three years old colts, 8st. 7lb. fillies, Sst. 4lb. once round the ..."

5. The Old Sea Captain by Old Humphrey, Religious Tract Society (1799)
"Scudding—Trade winds—A Jack Tar has affections in his heart— Captain Back leaves Liverpool-—Lake Superior—Fall of Kaka- ..."

6. The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend (1890)
"He lived during the whole of his life, and died, on Sandgate Shore, in Petrie's Entry, closely adjoining the well-known Jack Tar public-house. ..."

7. Good Words by Norman Macleod (1873)
"< ^OLL Y Jack Tar ! " That seems the fit •* term to characterize the class, and slips to the tongue easily. Who would say " solemn Jack Tar ! ..."

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