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

Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of airjack was in 1894

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“Airjack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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