jackpot

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noun jack·pot \ˈjak-ˌpät\

Definition of jackpot

  1. 1a (1) :  a hand or game of draw poker in which a pair of jacks or better is required to open (2) :  a large pot (as in poker) formed by the accumulation of stakes from previous playb (1) :  a combination on a slot machine that wins a top prize or all the coins available for paying out (2) :  the sum so wonc :  the top prize in a game or contest (such as a lottery) that is typically a large fund of money formed by the accumulation of unwon prizes

  2. 2 :  an impressive often unexpected success or reward

  3. 3 chiefly Western US :  a tight spot :  jam

Examples of jackpot in a sentence

  1. The lottery jackpot is up to one million dollars.

  2. <a wily dude who managed to get himself out of one jackpot after another>

1865

First Known Use of jackpot

1865


JACKPOT Defined for English Language Learners

jackpot

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noun jack·pot \ˈjak-ˌpät\

Definition of jackpot for English Language Learners

  • : a usually large amount of money won in a game of chance


JACKPOT Defined for Kids

jackpot

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noun jack·pot \ˈjak-ˌpät\

Definition of jackpot for Students

  1. 1 :  a large amount of money to be won

  2. 2 :  a large and often unexpected success or reward



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