Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Brandy distilled from hard cider.
  • noun An alcoholic drink made from hard cider that has been frozen.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A liquor distilled from cider.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun U.S. Apple brandy; a brandy distilled from cider.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Apple brandy, a distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented apple cider. The American equivalent of calvados.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun distilled from hard cider

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

apple +‎ jack (“referring to the increase in alcohol concentration due to distillation”)

Examples

  • He said that John and Andrew had sneaked out of camp and found some "applejack," which they consumed to give them some warmth and dull some of the misery of their condition.

    Tales from a Civil War Prison: Lieutenant William B. Hardy, Private John Hardy, and Private Andrew Hardy

  • Old Joe knows which apples are best for pulping and juicing for applejack.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • Sure as God made little green apples, we found ourselves competing with packs of pome-picking persons who either wanted to eat so many apples that they turned green or hoped to turn their bounties into apple pies, apple crisps, apple tarts, apple candies, applesauce, applejack, apple juice or apple cider.

    Jerry Zezima: Jerry Appleseed

  • Sure as God made little green apples, we found ourselves competing with packs of pome-picking persons who either wanted to eat so many apples that they turned green or hoped to turn their bounties into apple pies, apple crisps, apple tarts, apple candies, applesauce, applejack, apple juice or apple cider.

    Jerry Zezima: Jerry Appleseed

  • The Jack Rose, a smooth, slightly sweet cocktail, also has a dual state identity: It was supposedly named after a New York mobster and is made with applejack, a spirit produced primarily in the Garden State that's also known as "Jersey Lightning."

    Super Drinks

  • Old Joe knows which apples are best for pulping and juicing for applejack.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • Old Joe knows which apples are best for pulping and juicing for applejack.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • I use applejack for cleaning up things it's also a general 'help my mac won't boot' utility.

    Clean Up And Revive Your Bloated, Sluggish Mac | Lifehacker Australia

  • Old Joe knows which apples are best for pulping and juicing for applejack.

    Eliza’s Freedom Road

  • I ordered a Diamondback, a beguiling mix of rye, chartreuse, and applejack served in a four-and-a-half-ounce version of a classic Nick and Nora glass.

    Supersized Cocktails

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