jinker

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Etymology[edit]

Variant of janker.

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Noun[edit]

jinker ‎(plural jinkers)

  1. (Australia) A high wheeled wagon designed to carry lumber suspended under the body of the vehicle.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, New York: D. Appleton-Century, 1943, Chapter XI, p. 179, [1]
      Near the homestead they came upon Peter sitting on the shaft of a jinker, crooning a corroboree song and gazing so intently at the coffin-like ridge that he did not see them.
    • 1985, Peter Carey, Illywhacker, Faber and Faber 2003, p. 155:
      He stood in the jinker and gave the horse a great thwack on the backside with the end of the reins.

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