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1. A leather-covered bludgeon with a short, flexible shaft or strap, used as a hand weapon.
2. Games A card game in which the object is to accumulate cards with a higher count than that of the dealer but not exceeding 21. Also called twenty-one, vingt-et-un.
tr.v. black·jacked, black·jack·ing, black·jacks
1. To hit or beat with a blackjack.
2. To coerce by threats.
a truncheon of leather-covered lead with a flexible shaft
1. (tr) to hit with or as if with a blackjack
2. (tr) to compel (a person) by threats
[C19: from black + jack1 (implement)]
1. (Card Games) pontoon or any of various similar card games
2. (Card Games) the ace of spades
[C20: from black + jack1 (the knave)]
(Minerals) a dark iron-rich variety of the mineral sphalerite
[C18: from black + jack1 (originally a miner's name for this useless ore)]
(Plants) a small oak tree, Quercus marilandica, of the southeastern US, with blackish bark and fan-shaped leaves. Also called: blackjack oak
[C19: from black + jack1 (from the proper name, popularly used in many plant names)]
a tarred leather tankard or jug
[C16: from black + jack3]
1. a short, leather-covered club, consisting of a heavy head on a flexible handle, used as a weapon.
a. Also called twenty-one. a gambling game at cards, in which a player needs to get more points than the dealer to win, but not more than 21.
b. an ace together with a ten or a face card as the first two cards dealt in a hand of this game.
3. a small oak, Quercus marilandica, of the eastern U.S., having a nearly black bark.
4. a large drinking cup or jug for beer, ale, etc., orig. made of leather coated externally with tar.
5. a dark, iron-rich variety of sphalerite.v.t.
6. to strike or beat with a blackjack.
7. to compel by threat.
Past participle: blackjacked
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|Noun||1.||blackjack - a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets|
scrub oak - any of various chiefly American small shrubby oaks often a dominant form on thin dry soils sometimes forming dense thickets
|2.||blackjack - a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people|
bludgeon - a club used as a weapon
|3.||blackjack - a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship|
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
skull and crossbones - emblem warning of danger or death
|4.||blackjack - a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21|
|Verb||1.||blackjack - exert pressure on someone through threats|