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jack·pot

 (jăk′pŏt′)
n.
1.
a. The accumulated stakes in a kind of poker that requires one to hold a pair of jacks or better in order to open the betting.
b. The largest prize or reward in various games or contests.
2. A lucky development or substantial success.

jackpot

(ˈdʒækˌpɒt)
n
1. (Gambling, except Cards) any large prize, kitty, or accumulated stake that may be won in gambling, such as a pool in poker that accumulates until the betting is opened with a pair of jacks or higher
2. hit the jackpot
a. to win a jackpot
b. informal to achieve great success, esp through luck
vb, -pots, -potting or -potted
(Gambling, except Cards) (intr) Austral to accumulate stake money in a prize fund
[C20: probably from jack1 (playing card) + pot1]

jack•pot

(ˈdʒækˌpɒt)

n.
1. the chief prize or the cumulative stakes in a game, contest, lottery, or the like.
2. (in draw poker) a pot that accumulates until a player opens the betting with a pair of predetermined denomination, usu. jacks or better.
3. an outstanding success.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jackpot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)jackpot - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
2.jackpot - any outstanding award
prize, award - something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery; "the prize was a free trip to Europe"

jackpot

noun prize, winnings, award, pool, reward, pot, kitty, bonanza, pot of gold at the end of the rainbow the biggest ever jackpot of more than £5 million
hit the jackpot (Informal) strike it lucky, clean up (informal), hit the big time (informal), strike it rich (informal), make a packet (informal), score (informal) They hit the jackpot with a million-selling album.
Translations
jackpotsázka zvyšovaná až do výhry
jackpot
jättipottipäävoitto
glavni zgoditak
fõnyeremény
pottur
多額の賞金
거액의 상금
bankasrasti aukso kalną
banka
bank v pokeri
terna
jackpot
เงินกองกลางก้อนใหญ่จากการเล่นการพนัน
giải độc đắc

jackpot

[ˈdʒækpɒt] Npremio m gordo
to hit the jackpotsacar el premio gordo (fig) → ser todo un éxito or un exitazo

jackpot

[ˈdʒækpɒt] n
(= top prize) → gros lot m, jackpot m
to win the jackpot → gagner le gros lot, gagner le jackpot jackpot winning ticket
(= stroke of luck) to hit the jackpot → tirer le gros lotjackpot winning ticket nbillet m gagnant

jackpot

nPott m (inf); (Cards also) → Jackpot m; (in lottery etc) → Hauptgewinn m; the jackpot this week stands at £10 milliondiese Woche ist der Höchstgewinn zehn Millionen Pfund; to hit the jackpot (lit)einen Treffer haben; (in lottery) → den Hauptgewinn bekommen; (fig)das große Los ziehen

jackpot

[ˈdʒækˌpɒt] nprimo premio (in denaro)
to hit the jackpot (fam) → vincere il primo premio (fig) → fare centro

jackpot

(ˈdʒӕkpot) noun
in playing cards, some competitions etc, a fund of prize-money that goes on increasing until it is won.
hit the jackpot
to win or obtain a lot of money or success. She must have hit the jackpot with the sales of her last album.

jackpot

جَائِزَةٌ كَبِيرَة jackpot jackpot Jackpot τζακπότ bote päävoitto gros lot glavni zgoditak montepremi 多額の賞金 거액의 상금 jackpot jackpot najwyższa wygrana jackpot, prêmio maior de loteria банк jackpot เงินกองกลางก้อนใหญ่จากการเล่นการพนัน jackpot giải độc đắc 头奖
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