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jack·al

 (jăk′əl, -ôl′)
n.
1. Any of several mammals of the genus Canis of Africa, Asia, and southeast Europe, that are chiefly foragers feeding on plants, small animals, and occasionally carrion.
2.
a. One who seeks to gain advantage or profit from the difficulties of another.
b. One who performs menial tasks for another.

[Turkish çakal (influenced in English by Jack, man, fellow), from Persian šaghāl, from Middle Indic sigāl, from Sanskrit śṛgālaḥ, of unknown origin.]
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jackal

(ˈdʒækɔːl)
n
1. (Animals) any of several African or S Asian canine mammals of the genus Canis, closely related to the dog, having long legs and pointed ears and muzzle: predators and carrion-eaters
2. a person who does menial tasks for another
3. a villain, esp a swindler
[C17: from Turkish chakāl, from Persian shagāl, from Sanskrit srgāla]
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jack•al

(ˈdʒæk əl, -ɔl)

n.
1. any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, esp. C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
2. a person who performs dishonest or base deeds as the accomplice of another.
3. a person who performs menial or degrading tasks for another.
[1595–1605; < alter. of Persian shag(h)āl]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jackal - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dogjackal - Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
canid, canine - any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
Canis, genus Canis - type genus of the Canidae: domestic and wild dogs; wolves; jackals
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Translations
إبْن آوى
šakal
sjakal
شغال
lierosakaali
sakál
sjakali
šakalas
šakā-lis
šakal
šakal

jackal

[ˈdʒækɔːl] Nchacal m
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jackal

[ˈdʒækɔːl] nchacal m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

jackal

nSchakal m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

jackal

[ˈdʒækɔːl] nsciacallo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

jackal

(ˈdʒӕkoːl) , ((American) -kl) noun
a type of wild animal similar to a dog or wolf.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
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