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jack–in–the–box

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noun \ˈjak-ən-thə-ˌbäks\

Simple Definition of jack–in–the–box

  • : a toy that is a small box containing a clown or other figure which jumps up when the box is opened

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of jack–in–the–box

plural

jack–in–the–boxes

or

jacks–in–the–box

  1. :  a toy consisting of a small box out of which a figure (as of a clown's head) springs when the lid is raised

1702

First Known Use of jack–in–the–box

1702

Rhymes with jack–in–the–box

dialog box, econobox, Greek Orthodox, heterodox, homeobox, idiot box, penalty box, unorthodox


JACK–IN–THE–BOX Defined for Kids

jack–in–the–box

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noun \ˈjak-ən-thə-ˌbäks\

Definition of jack–in–the–box for Students

plural

jack–in–the–boxes

or

jacks–in–the–box

\ˈjak-sən-\
  1. :  a small box out of which a toy figure springs when the lid is raised




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