from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To make a quick, evasive turn: "He jinked every five seconds, and now brought his tank left again” ( Tom Clancy).
- transitive v. To cause (a vehicle or an aircraft, for example) to make a quick, evasive turn.
- n. A quick, evasive turn.
- n. Rambunctious play; frolic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A quick evasive turn.
- v. To make a quick evasive turn.
- v. To cause a vehicle to make a quick evasive turn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To move quickly, esp. with a sudden turn; hence, to dodge; to escape by a quick turn; -- obs. or dial., except as a hunting term in pig-sticking.
- intransitive v. In the games of spoilfive and forty-five, to win the game by taking all five tricks; also, to play to win all five tricks, losing what has been already won if unsuccessful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To move nimbly.
- To make a quick turn; dodge; elude a person by dodging; escape.
- In the card-games of spoil-five and forty-five, to win the game by winning all the tricks in one hand.
- To elude; dodge.
- To cheat; trick.
- n. A quick illusory turn; the act of eluding another.
- n. In the card-games of spoil-five and forty-five, the winning of all the tricks in a hand by one side.
- To jingle; chink: as, the money jinked.
- n. The sharp jingle of coins; hence, coin itself; chink.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)