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jack-in-the-box

(jăk′ĭn-thə-bŏks′)
n. pl. jack-in-the-box·es or jacks-in-the-box (jăks′-)
A toy consisting of a clownlike doll or other figure that is attached to the inside of a box and springs up when the lid is opened.
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jack-in-the-box

n, pl jack-in-the-boxes or jacks-in-the-box
(Games, other than specified) a toy consisting of a figure on a compressed spring in a box, which springs out when the lid is opened
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jack′-in-the-box`

or jack′-in-a-box`,



n., pl. -box•es.
a toy consisting of a box from which an enclosed figure springs up when the lid is opened.
[1545–55]
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Noun1.jack-in-the-box - plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is openedjack-in-the-box - plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened
plaything, toy - an artifact designed to be played with
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Translations

jack-in-the-box

[ˈdʒækɪnðəbɒks] Ncaja f sorpresa, caja f de resorte
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jack-in-the-box

(ˈdʒӕkinðəboks) noun
a toy consisting of a figure, fixed to a spring inside a box, which comes out suddenly when the lid is opened.
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