or Jack Tar
[ jak-tahr ]
/ ˈdʒækˈtɑr /
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Origin of jack-tar
First recorded in 1775–85
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How to use jack-tar in a sentence
Boats are lowered away, and Jack Tar prepares to go ashore as a seaman-infantryman.
Consequently the Jack Tar knows more about the pistol and the military revolver than most men give him credit for.Hints on the Use and Handling of Firearms Generally, and the Revolver in Particular|Lieut. H. Onslow Curling
The unfamiliar uniform of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century "Jack Tar" is a study in costume.Chats on Old Earthenware|Arthur Hayden
"Let lodgings—keep a school—make the boy a shoemaker—send that Jack Tar to sea," was the response.George Cruikshank's Omnibus|George Cruikshank
None are more ready to pay due deference to rank than Jack-tar, for he is made most to feel its power.Fanny Campbell, The Female Pirate Captain|Maturin Murray Ballou
British Dictionary definitions for jack-tar
mainly literary a sailor
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