noun jack·pot \ˈjak-ˌpät\

: a usually large amount of money won in a game of chance

Full Definition of JACKPOT

a (1) :  a hand or game of draw poker in which a pair of jacks or better is required to open (2) :  a large pot (as in poker) formed by the accumulation of stakes from previous play
b (1) :  a combination on a slot machine that wins a top prize or all the coins available for paying out
(2) :  the sum so won
c :  the top prize in a game or contest (as a lottery) that is typically a large fund of money formed by the accumulation of unwon prizes
:  an impressive often unexpected success or reward
chiefly West :  a tight spot :  jam

Examples of JACKPOT

  1. The lottery jackpot is up to one million dollars.
  2. <a wily dude who managed to get himself out of one jackpot after another>

First Known Use of JACKPOT



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