jack vs plug :

jack or plug

In electronics, a jack is a female part into which one inserts a plug, the male part. People get confused because “Jack” is a male name. The cyberpunk term (from William Gibson’s Neuromancer) “jack in” should logically be “plug in,” but we’re stuck with this form in the science fiction realm.

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Definitions

  • n  a small worthless amount
    you don't know jack
  • n  a man who serves as a sailor
  • n  someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
  • n  immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted
  • n  a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
  • n  an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug
  • n  game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks
  • n  small flag indicating a ship's nationality
  • n  one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
  • n  tool for exerting pressure or lifting
  • n  any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas
  • n  male donkey
  • v  lift with a special device
    jack up the car so you can change the tire
  • v  hunt with a jacklight

  • n  blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
  • n  a wad of something chewable as tobacco
  • n  blatant or sensational promotion
  • n  electrical device that fits into the cylinder head of an internal-combustion engine and ignites the gas by means of an electric spark
  • n  an electrical device with two or three pins that is inserted in a socket to make an electrical connection
  • n  an upright hydrant for drawing water to use in fighting a fire
  • n  an old or over-worked horse
  • v  fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug
    plug the hole
  • v  persist in working hard
    Students must plug away at this problem
  • v  deliver a quick blow to
  • v  make a plug for; praise the qualities or in order to sell or promote
  • v  insert a plug into
    plug the wall
  • v  insert as a plug
    She plugged a cork in the wine bottle
News & Articles

  • Jack Johnson Debuts New Song and Sets Album Release
    Jack Johnson will release his upcoming album, From Here to Now to You, September 17. It will feature his new single 'I Got You,' which Johnson premiered on his official site over the weekend
    June 15, 2013 - antiMUSIC
  • Jack Johnson to Headline Bonnaroo
    Jack Johnson named as Bonnaroo headliner replacement for band Mumford & Sons, which dropped out of the music fest following bassist's brain surgery.
    June 14, 2013 - News Ticker via omg!
  • Jack Johnson Replaces Mumford & Sons at Bonnaroo
    Jack Johnson has been announced as the new Saturday night headliner at Bonnaroo, replacing Mumford & Sons, whose bassist Ted Dwane is recovering...
    June 14, 2013 - Billboard

  • Advanced Plug Connector by Amphenol
    Amphenol Aerospace Operations recently announced that it has introduced a new plug connector to maximize the electrical performance in harsh environments.
    June 14, 2013 - Zacks via Yahoo! Finance
  • Google kills IE plug-in Chrome Frame, but some object
    Google Thursday announced the retirement of a four-year-old plug-in designed to let users of older version of Internet Explorer (IE) run Chrome's browser engine, declaring mission accomplished. Chrome Frame joins numerous other discontinued Google projects, including much higher-profile departures, like Google Reader earlier this year. Support and updates for Frame will end in January 2014 ...
    June 14, 2013 - PC World
  • Advanced Plug Connector by Amphenol - Analyst Blog
    Amphenol Aerospace Operations (AAO), a division of diversified electronics manufacturer Amphenol Corporation ( APH ), recently announced that it has introduced a new plug connector to
    June 14, 2013 - Nasdaq