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yellow jack

n.
1. A yellowish-silver carangid food fish (Caranx bartholomaei syn. Carangoides bartholomaei) of western Atlantic and Caribbean waters.
2. Nautical A yellow flag hoisted on a ship to request pratique or warn of disease on board.
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yellow jack

n
1. (Pathology) pathol another name for yellow fever
2. (Nautical Terms) another name for quarantine flag
3. (Animals) any of certain large yellowish carangid food fishes, esp Caranx bartholomaei, of warm and tropical Atlantic waters
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yel′low jack`

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n., pl. (esp. collectively) -jack, (esp. for kinds or species) -jacks for 3
2. a silvery and yellowish Caribbean food fish, Caranx bartholomaei.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellow jack - caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquitoyellow jack - caused by a flavivirus transmitted by a mosquito
infectious disease - a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
2.yellow jack - yellow flag hoist on a ship in quarantine
flag - emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of distinctive design
3.yellow jack - fish of western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico
jack - any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
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Translations

yellow jack

n. pop. fiebre amarilla.
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Mr Sparkler considered it a parallel case to that of some of our fellows in the West Indies with Yellow Jack. Mrs Sparkler closed her eyes again, and refused to have any consciousness of our fellows of the West Indies, or of Yellow Jack.
I been in places hot as pitch, and mates dropping round with Yellow Jack, and the blessed land a-heaving like the sea with earthquakes--what to the doctor know of lands like that?--and I lived on rum, I tell you.
And right then they were dying forty a day in Guayaquil of Yellow Jack. But that was nothing, as I was to find out.
They died like flies, what of Yellow Jack, pneumonia, the Spiggoties, and the railroad.
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The aim of the game is to use a foam ball (a bit bigger then a tennis ball) to hit or get as close to, the yellow jack. Teams of 6, which we kept swapping around, had to win two games to get through to the semi-finals and brilliantly for us, we flew through to the final.
Called "yellow Jack" in the 1938 movie, it ravaged New Orleans and took the love of her life.
(3) (pp36,37) Yellow fever was colloquially known as "Yellow Jack," a name derived from the age-old nautical tradition requiring arriving ships with known health problems to fly the all-yellow international maritime signal flag for the letter "Q" to signify that a contagious disease was present on the ship.
A A habitual runner-up (after Yellow Jack, second in the 2,000 Guineas and Derby in 1856) 48.
And diseases like Yellow Fever (or Yellow Jack as sailors called it) were so rife on the "copper run", a graveyard in Santiago, Chile would even become known as "Swansea Cemetery".
Yellow Jack: How Yellow Fever Ravaged America and Walter Reed Discovered Its Deadly Secrets.