airjack

noun
air·​jack | \ ˈer-ˌjak How to pronounce airjack (audio) \
plural airjacks

Definition of airjack

: a mechanism used for lifting a heavy object (such as a vehicle) off the ground by means of an inflatable support It is Esquivel's job to place the airjack in position to lift the car so that it can be refueled and the tires can be replaced—all in a matter of seconds. — Marc Carig, Monterey County Herald (California), 10 June 2002

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of airjack

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for airjack

air entry 3 + jack entry 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About airjack

Time Traveler for airjack

Time Traveler

The first known use of airjack was in 1894

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near airjack

airish

airjack

air-kiss

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for airjack

Cite this Entry

“Airjack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/airjack. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!