a sharp projection on an edge or surface.
to cut or slash, especially in points or pendants along the edge; form notches, teeth, or ragged points in.
to move with a jerk; jog.
- jagless, adjective
Other definitions for jag (2 of 3)
a period of unrestrained indulgence in an activity; spree; binge: a crying jag; a talking jag.
a state of intoxication from liquor.
Northern, North Midland, and Western U.S. a load, as of hay or wood.
Other definitions for J.A.G. (3 of 3)
Judge Advocate General.
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How to use jag in a sentence
We are still in the age of the houppelande, the time of cut edges, jagging, big sleeves and trailing gowns.English Costume | Dion Clayton Calthrop
The coast became beetling precipice, that rolled inland forest-clad to mountains jagging ragged peaks through the clouds.Vikings of the Pacific | Agnes C. Laut
There was a black stretch of something jagging the lower edge of the segment.
Roll some of the crust very thin, cut it into narrow strips, with a jagging iron, and lay it on the pie in a fanciful manner.
She did it in broad strokes, painting the walls of our bedroom with her blood, jagging all night through rant after rant.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom | Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for jag (1 of 4)
(tr) to cut unevenly; make jagged
Australian to catch (fish) by impaling them on an unbaited hook
a jagged notch or projection
British Dictionary definitions for jag (2 of 4)
intoxication from drugs or alcohol
a bout of drinking or drug taking
a period of uncontrolled activity: a crying jag
British Dictionary definitions for Jag (3 of 4)
informal a Jaguar car: often understood as a symbol of affluence
British Dictionary definitions for JAG (4 of 4)
Judge Advocate General
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