blackjack


blackjack
blackjack [blak′jak΄]
n.
[see JACK]
1. a large beer mug, formerly made of leather coated with tar
2. BLACK FLAG
3. a small, leather-covered bludgeon with a flexible handle
4. a SE U.S. scrub oak (Quercus marilandica) with fan-shaped leaves
5.
a) a gambling game at cards in which any player wins who gets cards totaling twenty-one points or less while the dealer gets either a smaller total or a total exceeding twenty-one points
b) a combination of an ace and a face card or ten, equaling 21 points in this game
6. sphalerite, esp. a dark variety: also written black jack
vt.
1. to hit with a blackjack
2. to force (a person) to do something by threatening, as if with a blackjack

English World dictionary. . 2014.