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Webster 1913 Edition


Minute-jack

Mi-nute′-jackˊ

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Noun.
1.
A figure which strikes the hour on the bell of some fanciful clocks; – called also
jack of the clock house
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2.
A timeserver; an inconstant person.
Shak.

Definition 2021


minute-jack

minute-jack

English

Noun

minute-jack (plural minute-jacks)

  1. A figure which strikes the hour on the bell of some fanciful clocks; Jack o' the clock.
  2. (obsolete) A timeserver; an inconstant person.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)