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n. or jack rabbit
Any of several large, long-eared, long-legged hares of the genus Lepus.
intr.v. jack·rab·bit·ed, jack·rab·bit·ing, jack·rab·bits
To move or begin to move rapidly or suddenly: "A rear tire blew out and the car jackrabbited out of control" (Sonny Kleinfield).
Moving or beginning to move in a sudden, rapid manner: won the race with a jackrabbit start.
any of various large hares of W North America, having long hind legs and long ears.
1. resembling a jack rabbit, as in suddenness or rapidity of movement.v.i.
2. to go or start forward with a rapid, sudden movement.
See also related terms for naked.
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|Noun||1.||jackrabbit - large hare of western North America|
hare - swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
Lepus townsendi, whitetail jackrabbit, white-tailed jackrabbit - largest hare of northern plains and western mountains of United States; brownish-grey in summer and pale grey in winter; tail nearly always all white
|Verb||1.||jackrabbit - go forward or start with a fast, sudden movement|