from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The female of certain animals, especially the donkey and the wren.
- n. A spinning jenny.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device for spinning thread from fiber onto multiple spindles (also called spinning jenny).
- n. A female creature of certain kinds, such as wren and donkey.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane.
- n. A familiar name of the European wren.
- n. A machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories. Also called spinning jenny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female bird; used especially as a prefix, as in jenny-heron, jenny-howlet, jenny-jay, jenny-wren, etc.
- n. Specifically A wren: usually called jenny-wren.
- n. A female ass: also called jenny-ass.
- n. A locomotive-crane; a self-propelling crane used for carrying heavy weights.
- n. Compasses with one end bent inward.
- n. A stroke iu English billiards, originally a losing hazard made from balk into a middle pocket, the object-ball being near the pocket, but below it: now applied to any acute-angled pocketing placed from balk to a ball outside, and thence into any of the four pockets beyond balk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907)
- n. female donkey
From the name Jenny.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the name Jenny, a diminutive of Janet. (Wiktionary)