jack rabbit


noun

any of various large hares of western North America, having very long hind legs and long ears.

Nearby words

  1. jack off,
  2. jack pine,
  3. jack plane,
  4. jack plug,
  5. jack post,
  6. jack rafter,
  7. jack robinson,
  8. jack rod,
  9. jack rope,
  10. jack rose

Origin of jack rabbit

1860–65; jack(ass) + rabbit; so named from the size of its ears

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British Dictionary definitions for jack rabbit

jack rabbit

noun

any of various W North American hares, such as Lepus townsendi (white-tailed jack rabbit), having long hind legs and large ears

Word Origin for jack rabbit

C19: shortened from jackass-rabbit, referring to its long ears

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