WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
black•jack /ˈblækˌdʒæk/USA pronunciation
n. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- [countable] a short, leather-covered club, made of a heavy head on a flexible handle and used as a weapon.
- Also called ˈtwen•ty-ˈone. a gambling game of cards, in which a player needs to get more points than the dealer to win, but not more than 21:They played blackjack at the casino.
- an ace together with a ten or a face card drawn as the first two cards dealt in a hand of this game:got blackjack three times in a row!
(blak′jak′),USA pronunciation n.
- a short, leather-covered club, consisting of a heavy head on a flexible handle, used as a weapon.
- twenty-one (def. 4).
- Also called natural. (in twenty-one) an ace together with a ten or a face card as the first two cards dealt.
- a variety of twenty-one in which any player can become dealer.
- See black flag (defs. 1, 2).
- a small oak, Quercus marilandica, of the eastern U.S., having a nearly black bark and a wood of little value except for fuel.
- a large drinking cup or jug for beer, ale, etc., originally made of leather coated externally with tar. Cf. bombard (def. 7).
- caramel or burnt sugar for coloring spirits, vinegar, coffee, etc.
- [Mineral.]a dark, iron-rich variety of sphalerite.
- to strike or beat with a blackjack.
- to compel by threat.
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blackjack /ˈblækˌdʒæk/ chiefly US Canadian n
- a truncheon of leather-covered lead with a flexible shaft
Etymology: 19th Century: from black + jack1 (implement)
- (transitive) to hit with or as if with a blackjack
- (transitive) to compel (a person) by threats
blackjack /ˈblækˌdʒæk/ n
Etymology: 20th Century: from black + jack1 (the knave)
- pontoon or any of various similar card games
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