(in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of thin stakes driven into the ground close together and plastered with mud.
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How to use jacal in a sentence
The other is the jacal, which is nearly 9600 feet above the sea-level, and crowned with forests of pine and cedar.The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
Ten minutes later all slept, or seemed to sleep, in the jacal: the storm lasted the night through, howling furiously.
Only a few minutes after the hacendero's son had left, the door of the jacal was roughly opened—four men entered.
Valentine said, when about a dozen yards from the jacal, "Everything is very silent here."
The preparations for quitting the jacal were not long, and an hour later, the five persons started.