American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A yellowish-silver carangid food fish (Caranx bartholomaei) of western Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
- n. Nautical A yellow flag hoisted on a ship to request pratique or warn of disease on board.
- n. See yellow fever.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See yellow Jack, under jack.
- n. The illness yellow fever
- n. nautical A yellow flag used by ships as a warning of disease
- n. The fish Caranx bartholomaei
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) the yellow fever; also, the quarantine flag. See Yellow flag, under Flag.
- adj. The quarantine flag. See under Quarantine.
- n. fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
- n. caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
- n. yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine
“Folk, who had undergone the fomites test, came down with yellow jack from the bite of a mosquito that had fed on yellow fever thirty-nine days before.”
“Two days later he was carried off to the yellow fever ward, feebly insisting that he must have picked up his yellow jack in Agramonte's dead room or the Las Animas ward.”
“In this way he hoped to prove that yellow jack was spread by mosquitoes, that fomites were harmless, and that the specific agent of the disease was in the blood.”
“The post medical officer was hopelessly incom - petent, and the Commanding Officer refused to believe that he had yellow jack at his camp.”
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