blackjack

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blackjack (countable and uncountable, plural blackjacks)

  1. (card games) A common gambling card game in casinos, where the object is to get as close to 21 without going over.
  2. (card games) A hand in the game of blackjack consisting of a face card and an ace.
  3. The flag (i.e., a jack) traditionally flown by pirate ships; popularly thought to be a white skull and crossed bones on a black field (the Jolly Roger).
  4. (weaponry) A small, flat, blunt, usually leather-covered weapon loaded with heavy material such as lead or ball bearings, intended to inflict a blow to the head that renders the victim unconscious with diminished risk of lasting cranial trauma.
    Coordinate terms: baton, cosh, sap
  5. (aviation) A tool of leather filled with shot (or similar), resembling the weapon, used for shaping sheet metal.
  6. Any of several species of weed of genus Bidens, such as Bidens pilosa, in the family Compositae.
  7. A blackjack oak.
    • 1931, William Faulkner, Sanctuary, Library of America, 1985, p.20:
      A steep slope rose, crested by stunted blackjacks.
  8. Any of a series of hard, dark soils, often considered low quality, but suitable for growing certain crops such as cotton.
    • 1859, Henry Ward Beecher, Plain and Pleasant Talk about Fruits, Flowers, and Farming, page 216:
      This man had a brother about six miles off, settled on a rich White River bottom-land farm -- and while a blackjack clay soil yielded seventy bushels to the acre, this fine bottom-land would not average fifty.
    • 1884, United States Census Office, Census Reports: Tenth Census: June 1, 1880: Cotton production in the United States, page 20:
      Blackjack soil is generally the poorest of all; it covers the narrow and rocky ridges, and has a stunted growth of blackjack and post oaks. The soil is dark in color, thin and cold, and is underlaid with pale yellow or slate-colored clay.
    • 1911, Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils, page 1871:
      The predominant soil is the blackjack soil like that of the lower plateaus, seemingly, however, in most cases a little more sandy and a little coarser in grain.
    • 2010, Gary Mark Fleeger, Steven J. Whitmeyer, The Mid-Atlantic Shore to the Appalachian Highlands: Field Trip Guidebook for the 2010 Joint Meeting of the Northeastern and Southeastern GSA Sections, Geological Society of America (→ISBN), page 48:
      Today, most types of land development in areas underlain by Iredell and related “blackjack” soil series—a catch-all term for Jackland, Whitestore, Orange, Zion, and other high shrink-swell clayey soils—is generally discouraged.
    • 2011, Michael Eury, Concord, Arcadia Publishing (→ISBN):
      Cotton grew robustly in western Cabarrus County's blackjack soil, pointing Concord beyond its agricultural base toward its first industry: textiles.

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blackjack (third-person singular simple present blackjacks, present participle blackjacking, simple past and past participle blackjacked)

  1. To strike with a blackjack or similar weapon.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈblækdʒæk/, [ˈblækdʒæk]

Noun[edit]

blackjack

  1. blackjack (card game)
  2. blackjack (hand in that game)

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Inflection of blackjack (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative blackjack blackjackit
genitive blackjackin blackjackien
partitive blackjackiä blackjackejä
illative blackjackiin blackjackeihin
singular plural
nominative blackjack blackjackit
accusative nom. blackjack blackjackit
gen. blackjackin
genitive blackjackin blackjackien
partitive blackjackiä blackjackejä
inessive blackjackissä blackjackeissä
elative blackjackistä blackjackeistä
illative blackjackiin blackjackeihin
adessive blackjackillä blackjackeillä
ablative blackjackiltä blackjackeiltä
allative blackjackille blackjackeille
essive blackjackinä blackjackeinä
translative blackjackiksi blackjackeiksi
instructive blackjackein
abessive blackjackittä blackjackeittä
comitative blackjackeineen
Possessive forms of blackjack (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person blackjackini blackjackimme
2nd person blackjackisi blackjackinne
3rd person blackjackinsä

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Inflection of blackjack (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative blackjack blackjackit
genitive blackjackin blackjackien
partitive blackjackia blackjackeja
illative blackjackiin blackjackeihin
singular plural
nominative blackjack blackjackit
accusative nom. blackjack blackjackit
gen. blackjackin
genitive blackjackin blackjackien
partitive blackjackia blackjackeja
inessive blackjackissa blackjackeissa
elative blackjackista blackjackeista
illative blackjackiin blackjackeihin
adessive blackjackilla blackjackeilla
ablative blackjackilta blackjackeilta
allative blackjackille blackjackeille
essive blackjackina blackjackeina
translative blackjackiksi blackjackeiksi
instructive blackjackein
abessive blackjackitta blackjackeitta
comitative blackjackeineen
Possessive forms of blackjack (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person blackjackini blackjackimme
2nd person blackjackisi blackjackinne
3rd person blackjackinsa

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Noun[edit]

blackjack m (plural blackjacks)

  1. blackjack (card game)