jackman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

jack +‎ -man

Noun[edit]

jackman (plural jackmen)

  1. (motor racing) A member of the pit crew responsible for lifting the car with a jack.
    • 2007 June 9, The Associated Press, “Sports Briefing”, New York Times:
      While Stewart’s team checked out the damage to his car in the pit stall, Busch pulled next to Stewart’s car, forcing the jackman Jason Lee to jump back and onto the hood.
  2. (obsolete) One wearing a jack; a horse soldier; a retainer.
    • Sir Walter Scott
      Christie [] the laird's chief jackman.
  3. (obsolete) A cream cheese.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. Elyot to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.