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Jag definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

JAG, n. A small load.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sharp projection on an edge or surface; "he clutched a jag of the rock"
2: a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing
3: a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing [syn: jag, dag]
4: a bout of drinking or drug taking v
1: cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge

Merriam Webster's

abbreviation judge advocate general

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (jagged; jagging) Etymology: Middle English jaggen Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. chiefly dialect prick, stab 2. to cut indentations into; also to form teeth on (a saw) by cutting indentations intransitive verb 1. prick, thrust 2. to move in jerks jagger noun II. noun Date: 1578 a sharp projecting part ; barb III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1597 1. a small load 2. a. a state or feeling of exhilaration or intoxication usually induced by liquor b. spree <a crying jag>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. & v. --n. a sharp projection of rock etc. --v.tr. (jagged, jagging) 1 cut or tear unevenly. 2 make indentations in. Derivatives: jagger n. Etymology: ME, prob. imit. 2. n. sl. 1 a drinking bout; a spree. 2 a period of indulgence in an activity, emotion, etc. Etymology: orig. 16th c., = load for one horse: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jag Jag, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. gag aperture, cleft, chink; akin to Ir. & Gael. gag.] [Written also jagg.] 1. A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation. Arethuss arose . . . From rock and from jag. --Shelley. Garments thus beset with long jags. --Holland. 2. A part broken off; a fragment. --Bp. Hacket. 3. (Bot.) A cleft or division. Jag bolt, a bolt with a nicked or barbed shank which resists retraction, as when leaded into stone.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jag Jag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jagged; p. pr. & vb. n. Jagging.] To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch. [Written also jagg.] Jagging iron, a wheel with a zigzag or jagged edge for cutting cakes or pastry into ornamental figures.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jag Jag, n. [Scot. jag, jaug, a leather bag or wallet, a pocket. Cf. Jag a notch.] A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [Written also jagg.] --Forby.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jag Jag, v. t. To carry, as a load; as, to jag hay, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Jag Jag, n. 1. A leather bag or wallet; pl., saddlebags. [Scot.] 2. Enough liquor to make a man noticeably drunk; a small ``load;'' a time or case of drunkeness; -- esp. in phr. To have a jag on, to be drunk. [Slang, U. S. & Dial. Eng.]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Notch, denticulation, protuberant point.

Foolish Dictionary

From the Spanish word zaga, meaning a load packed on the outside of a van. In America the load is packed on the inside of a man.

Moby Thesaurus

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