Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Brandy distilled from hard cider.
  • n. An alcoholic drink made from hard cider that has been frozen.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Apple brandy, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple cider. The American equivalent of calvados.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Apple brandy; a brandy distilled from cider.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A liquor distilled from cider.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. distilled from hard cider

Etymologies

apple +‎ jack (“referring to the increase in alcohol concentration due to distillation”) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He said that John and Andrew had sneaked out of camp and found some "applejack," which they consumed to give them some warmth and dull some of the misery of their condition.

    Tales from a Civil War Prison: Lieutenant William B. Hardy, Private John Hardy, and Private Andrew Hardy

  • Old Joe knows which apples are best for pulping and juicing for applejack.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • I use applejack for cleaning up things it's also a general 'help my mac won't boot' utility.

    Clean Up And Revive Your Bloated, Sluggish Mac | Lifehacker Australia

  • I ordered a Diamondback, a beguiling mix of rye, chartreuse, and applejack served in a four-and-a-half-ounce version of a classic Nick and Nora glass.

    Supersized Cocktails

  • The Jack Rose, a smooth, slightly sweet cocktail, also has a dual state identity: It was supposedly named after a New York mobster and is made with applejack, a spirit produced primarily in the Garden State that's also known as "Jersey Lightning."

    Super Drinks

  • Sure as God made little green apples, we found ourselves competing with packs of pome-picking persons who either wanted to eat so many apples that they turned green or hoped to turn their bounties into apple pies, apple crisps, apple tarts, apple candies, applesauce, applejack, apple juice or apple cider.

    Jerry Zezima: Jerry Appleseed

  • Dressed in a work shirt, corduroys and applejack cap, Mr. Mangum looked like he'd just come in from the fields, and he approached his music with a similar work ethic.

    Hip-Hop Heroes, Alt-Rockers and Some Dark Angels

  • Thanks to the bartenders at Little Branch for introducing me to this rye and applejack sour.

    VinceKeenan.com

  • Jack Rose is a salute to the classic American cocktail of applejack and grenadine.

    Michael Hartzer returns with Jack Rose

  • A cocktail recipe book called Noble Experiments described “The Mabel Fruit Punch,” a concoction made from rum, applejack, and “California pure concentrated Grape juice.”

    LAST CALL

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