jack stand


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 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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“Jack stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jack%20stand. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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