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  • noun Plural form of jack.
  • noun games A children's game involving picking up objects while a ball is in the air.
  • noun Ireland, slang A toilet.
  • noun poker slang A pair of jacks.

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  • noun a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball


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  • A glassmaking tool with two metal arms joined at one end by a spring. The distance between the arms is controlled by the glassworker, who uses them while shaping the parison (for example, to form the mouths of an open vessel). Also known as a borsella or as pucellas.

    November 9, 2007