Definition of jackrabbit
: any of several large hares (genus Lepus) of western North America having very long ears and long hind legs
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That's what happens when the jackrabbit sprint of youthful tech companies inevitably slows.
Later investigation into the scientific literature revealed no one had ever recorded a badger entomb anything larger than a jackrabbit.
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Origin and Etymology of jackrabbit
1jack (jackass) + rabbit; from its long ears
First Known Use: 1863See Words from the same year
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Definition of jackrabbit for English Language Learners
: a North American animal that resembles a large rabbit and that is very fast
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Definition of jackrabbit for Students
: a large hare of North America that has very long ears and long hind legs
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