jack-up

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attributive use of verb phrase jack up

Noun[edit]

jack-up (plural jack-ups)

  1. An increase or rise; usually said of prices, fees, or rates.
    It's hard to stay in business with the recent jack-up in fuel costs.

Adjective[edit]

jack-up

  1. (also jackup) Characterized by, or utilizing jacks or hydraulic lifts in the design (of a machine).
    e.g., a Jack-up rig