American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The accumulated stakes in a kind of poker that requires one to hold a pair of jacks or better in order to open the betting.
- n. A cumulative pool in a competition, lottery, or various other games.
- n. A top prize or reward.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In draw-poker, a pot or pool in which the ante must be repeated until some player can open the betting with a pair of jacks or better.
- n. In lumbering, an unskilful piece of work.
- n. A pile of logs.
- n. Western US A difficult situation.
- n. A jumble of felled timber.
- n. A money prize pool which accumulates until the conditions are met for it to be won.
- n. A large cash prize or money.
- n. An unexpected windfall or reward.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Poker Playing) the name given to the stakes, contributions to which are made by each player successively, till such a hand is turned as shall take the “pot,” which is the sum total of all the bets. See also jackpot.
- n. Same as jack pot. See under jack.
- n. Any larger-than-usual gambling prize formed by the accumulation of unwon bets.
- n. The highest gambling prize awarded in a gambling game in which smaller prizes are also awarded, especially such a prize on a slot machine.
- n. An unusually large success in an enterprise, either unexpected or unpredictable, esp. one providing a great financial benefit.
- n. See under 2d Jack.
- n. any outstanding award
- n. the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
- Also jack-pot, "big prize," 1944, from slot machine sense (1932), from obsolete poker sense (1881) of antes that begin when no player has a pair of jacks or better; from jack (n.) in the card-playing sense + pot (1). Earlier, in criminal slang, it meant "trouble," especially "an arrest" (1902). (Wiktionary)
“Add this to a handful of other divestments in power, energy and minerals companies, and a jackpot from the sale of telecom airwaves, and the government has netted itself a cool $29 billion this year.”
“People play the machines because they expect a large short-term jackpot, while the machines are in fact programmed to pay off, say, $0.80 on the dollar in the long term.”
“[De Grey's] "M Prize" competition for longevity research topped $1M in jackpot last week.”
“The story was full of tales claiming to illustrate Americans 'overarching sense of legal entitlement and desire to "win a jackpot from a system that allows sympathetic juries to award plaintiffs not just real damages … but millions more for the impossible-to-measure' pain and suffering 'and highly arbitrary' punitive damages. ”
“Tonight's jackpot is short of breaking the European record set by a single ticket on the Italian SuperEnalotto game which banked £128.3 million on August 22 last year.”
“My mom used to tell me that she "hit the jackpot" when she had me ... and I got this weird idea that this laundry line device* in the backyard was the 'jackpot' - because she was always hitting it, trying to get the lines to feed properly.”
“The jackpot was the fifth-largest in the multistate game's history.”
“The jackpot was the fifth-largest in the multistate game's history, and the largest to have just one winning ticket.”
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