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blackjack

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noun black·jack \-ˌjak\

Definition of blackjack

  1. 1 [black + jack (vessel)] :  a tankard for beer or ale usually of tar-coated leather

  2. 2 :  sphalerite

  3. 3 :  a hand weapon typically consisting of a piece of leather-enclosed metal with a strap or springy shaft for a handle

  4. 4 :  an often scrubby oak (Quercus marilandica) chiefly of the southeastern U.S. —called also blackjack oak

  5. 5a :  a card game the object of which is to be dealt cards having a higher count than those of the dealer up to but not exceeding 21 —called also twenty-one, vingt-et-unb :  an ace and a face card or ten as the first two cards dealt to a player in the game of blackjack —called also natural, twenty-one

Circa 1540

First Known Use of blackjack

circa 1540


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blackjack

verb black·jack

Definition of blackjack

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to strike with a blackjack

  3. 2 :  to coerce with threats or pressure

Examples of blackjack in a Sentence

  1. you cannot blackjack me into going along with this

  2. a couple of thugs trying to blackjack a shopkeeper into paying protection money

1905

First Known Use of blackjack

1905


BLACKJACK Defined for English Language Learners

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blackjack

play
noun black·jack \-ˌjak\

Definition of blackjack for English Language Learners

  • : a card game in which the players try to get a score that is higher than that of the dealer but less than or equal to 21

  • : a small leather-covered metal club used as a hand weapon



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