Blackjack - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈblækdʒæk|  American pronunciation of the word blackjack
Brit.  |ˈblakdʒak|  British pronunciation of the word blackjack


- a common scrubby deciduous tree of central and southeastern United States having dark bark and broad three-lobed (club-shaped) leaves; tends to form dense thickets
- a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle; used for hitting people (syn: cosh, sap)
- a flag usually bearing a white skull and crossbones on a black background; indicates a pirate ship
- a gambling game using cards; the object is to hold cards having a higher count than those dealt to the banker up to but not exceeding 21 (syn: twenty-one, vingt-et-un)


- exert pressure on someone through threats (syn: blackmail, pressure)

Examples cannot blackjack me into going along with this...

...a couple of thugs trying to blackjack a shopkeeper into paying protection money...

Blackjack jugs were of two sizes.

Roulette and dice and blackjack were available.

... tournament blackjack is more dynamic, and more complex, than simply playing against the house.

...a casino with enough roulette wheels, blackjack tables, and slot machines to satisfy even the most die-hard gamester...

there was heavy play at the blackjack table

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