jack stand

noun

Definition of 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 Not all utility trailers come with a jack stand on the neck. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Get the Most out of Your Utility Trailer," 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, "How to Get the Most out of Your Utility Trailer," 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, "How to Rotate Your Tires," 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, "Harbor Freight Recalls Replacement Pittsburgh Jack Stands," 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, "Ohio Football Player, 16, Lifts 3,000-Pound Car Off Neighbor Trapped Underneath," 26 Sep. 2019 Bringing It Out of Hibernation Check the tire pressure, disconnect the trickle charger, reattach the windshield wipers, and take the car off the jack stands. Heidi Mitchell, WSJ, "What’s the Best Way to Store a Car for a Long Time?," 11 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of jack stand

1968, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2021

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“Jack stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20stand. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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