The word "jack" is used as a name for a man, but it’s also used for many objects, and it’s a popular name in American and British culture.

  • This is the Jack of diamonds. It has almost the same value as a Queen or a King in a deck of cards.
  • He uses a jack to lift his car off the ground.
jack for a car
  • A phone jack is used to connect a phone to a phone line.
phone jack
  • Children play jacks with a rubber ball and metal pieces.
  • A Jack-in-the-box is a popular toy for small children.
jack in the box
  • A jack knife is a useful tool to carry in your pocket.
  • Before Halloween many people carve pumpkins to make jack-o-lanterns.
jack o lantern
  • Jack Frost comes when the air temperatures go below freezing.
jack frost
  • Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jumped over the candlestick.

(This is an example of a popular nursery rhyme.)

jack be nimble
  • Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. Jack fell down and broke his crown, and Jill came tumbling after.

(This is another popular nursery rhyme.)

jack and jill
  • The story of Jack and the Beanstalk is a well-known fairy tale.
jack and the beanstalk

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This page was published on September 10, 2013.