jacklight

[jak-lahyt]

noun

a portable cresset, oil-burning lantern, or electric light used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night.

verb (used with object), jack·light·ed or jack·lit, jack·light·ing.

to hunt or fish for with a jacklight.

verb (used without object), jack·light·ed or jack·lit, jack·light·ing.

to hunt or fish with the aid of a jacklight.

Nearby words

  1. jackie tar,
  2. jacking engine,
  3. jackknife,
  4. jackknife-fish,
  5. jackleg,
  6. jacklighter,
  7. jacklin,
  8. jackpot,
  9. jackrabbit,
  10. jacks

Origin of jacklight

First recorded in 1785–95; jack1 + light1

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