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  • n. One who hunts at night using a jacklight - see Wikipedia article.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who hunts game with a jack.

Etymologies

Probably from jack, a male servant of any rank, later associated with a boy servant or any boy, and later still associated with knave (a rogue, thief, or deceitful man). (Wiktionary)

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