Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who hunts game with a jack.

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  • noun archaic One who hunts at night using a jacklight - see Wikipedia article.

Etymologies

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Probably from jack, a male servant of any rank, later associated with a boy servant or any boy, and later still associated with knave (a rogue, thief, or deceitful man).

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