jackrabbit

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noun jack·rab·bit \-ˌra-bət\

Definition of jackrabbit

  1. :  any of several large hares (genus Lepus) of western North America having very long ears and long hind legs

Origin and Etymology of jackrabbit

1jack (jackass) + rabbit; from its long ears


First Known Use: 1863


JACKRABBIT Defined for English Language Learners

jackrabbit

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noun jack·rab·bit \-ˌra-bət\

Definition of jackrabbit for English Language Learners

  • : a North American animal that resembles a large rabbit and that is very fast


JACKRABBIT Defined for Kids

jackrabbit

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noun jack·rab·bit \ˈjak-ˌra-bət\

Definition of jackrabbit for Students

  1. :  a large hare of North America that has very long ears and long hind legs


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of jackrabbit


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