jack stand


: a stand whose height may be adjusted and which is used to support an automobile that has been raised by a jack

Examples of jack stand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most types of jacks should also be paired with a sturdy jack stand for safety and stability while working on the vehicle. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 14 July 2022 With a 6-ton capacity, this jack stand set is suitable for mid-size cars, up to larger SUVs and light-duty trucks. Talon Homer, Popular Mechanics, 17 June 2022 According to the report, Ferrer-Padilla had been removing a jack stand during a tire change of a containerized kitchen. Morgan Krakow, Anchorage Daily News, 22 Feb. 2022 Not all utility trailers come with a jack stand on the neck. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 4 Nov. 2019 An aftermarket manual jack stand raises out of the way while on the road and then lowers into position to raise the trailer coupler off the hitch without causing anyone a hernia. The Editors, Outdoor Life, 4 Nov. 2019 Carefully lower the car onto the jack stand, making sure that the bottom of the stand is making even, solid contact with the ground. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, 5 Oct. 2020 The statement also says that the owner of any three, six, or 12-ton Pittsburgh jack stand from Harbor Freight can return them to a Harbor Freight store and receive a full cash refund or store credit. Colin Beresford, Car and Driver, 7 July 2020 The commotion was coming from the house of their 39-year-old neighbor, who was working under his Volkswagen car when the jack stand that was holding it up suddenly gave away, dropping the car directly onto his chest. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 26 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jack stand was in 1968

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“Jack stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20stand. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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