Jack pot

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jack pot See under 2d Jack.
    • Jack pot (Poker Playing) the name given to the stakes, contributions to which are made by each player successively, till such a hand is turned as shall take the “pot,” which is the sum total of all the bets. See also jackpot.
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Usage

In literature:

They said he had been flirting with the Corporations and sitting in on Jack-Pots and smearing himself at the Pie Counter.
"Ade's Fables" by George Ade
Just hand me the 'baccy, messmate; and, Jack, go for the next pot of beer.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Jack managed to pot a few gray squirrels, and they cooked them by a fire made in a hickory ridge.
"Motor Boat Boys Mississippi Cruise" by Louis Arundel
Then Gif and Jack prepared a pan of biscuits and a pot of tea.
"The Rover Boys on a Hunt" by Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
A bottle passed from mouth to mouth and several big jack-pots were made.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
At last he wiped tears from his eyes, climbed into the wagon, and continued on the way to the Jack Pot.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Jack thumped away to a seat, clapped his pot of beer upon the table, and threw down his hat alongside.
"Sinks of London Laid Open" by Unknown
At last Hooliam produced a pack of cards and a game of "jack-pot" was started on the shore.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
Fact is, we've been into about every kind of a jack-pot the hills can deal.
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
The next hand is called a Jack-pot, and the game cannot be opened by any player unless he has at least a pair of knaves in his hand.
"Round Games with Cards" by W. H. Peel
The Governor hoped he might win now, under the jack-pot system.
"Red Men and White" by Owen Wister
Now be reasonable, Denver, and quit trying to whip the world, and we'll get you out of this jack-pot.
"Silver and Gold" by Dane Coolidge
When he had won five straight jack pots it was more than Jimmy could stand, him being young and hasty.
"The Orphan" by Clarence E. Mulford
Girls like Persis are jack-pots in a big game.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
Mr. Martindale sat on an upturned pot, Jack and Barney on charred logs.
"Samba" by Herbert Strang
This is repeated until the jack-pot is actually opened.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
Even tried to play poker with oursel's, 'n' I was the jack-pot for a while.
"Tramping with Tramps" by Josiah Flynt
In the first jack-pot, when it came to threes, Silvester declared that all his cash was gone.
"The Crime and the Criminal" by Richard Marsh
Goodine displayed three aces and scooped in a jack pot that had stood secure and accumulating for several rounds.
"Rayton: A Backwoods Mystery" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts
I'm going to play poker to-night, and if I keep it with me it'll work its way into a jack-pot and get lost.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis
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In poetry:

The tarboy is there, awaiting in demand,
With his blackened tar pot, and his tarry hand;
Sees one old sheep with a cut upon its back,
Hears what he's waiting for, 'Tar here Jack!'
"Click Go The Shears, Boys" by Anonymous Oceania
Be ye stockmen or no, to my story give ear.
Alas! for poor Jack, no more shall we hear
The crack of his stockwhip, his steed's lively trot,
His clear "Go ahead, boys," his jingling quart pot.
"The Stockman's Last Bed" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Holes for jack and volume pot.
You've hit the jack (o'-lantern) pot.
In the early 20th century, some 3,000 slots spun their reels here with locals hoping to win a pot of "jack" (money) - a jackpot.
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