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See also: jack up


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Attributive use of verb phrase jack up.


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.
  2. (often attributive) A machine that utilizes jacks or hydraulic lifts.
    • 2020 November 18, “Network News: Wavewalker starts work at Dawlish”, in Rail, page 11:
      The second phase of resilience work at Dawlish station began on November 5, with the arrival off the coast of an eight-legged walking jack-up barge known as a Wavewalker.