resembling a jack rabbit, as in suddenness or rapidity of movement: The car made a jackrabbit start when the traffic light turned green.
to go or start forward with a rapid, sudden movement.
Other definitions for jack rabbit (2 of 2)
any of various large hares of western North America, having very long hind legs and long ears.
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How to use jackrabbit in a sentence
While he sat enjoying the beauty of the scene he observed a war eagle chasing a jack-rabbit.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
The jack-rabbit continually dodged and circled, trying to escape as the eagle swooped toward him.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised) | Melvin Randolph Gilmore
A friend of mine, by the name of Stebbins, once followed his dog in a chase after a jack rabbit.Bill's School and Mine | William Suddards Franklin
Tawahinkpayota came forth from the antelope head, while Black Hawk and Antler rose up where the jack-rabbit and calf had lain.Red Hunters And the Animal People | Charles A. Eastman
"It was not so much the angry carpenter who waked me as the little jack rabbit you're father to," Martha said.Blind Man's Lantern | Allen Kim Lang
British Dictionary definitions for jack rabbit
any of various W North American hares, such as Lepus townsendi (white-tailed jack rabbit), having long hind legs and large ears
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