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Definition of "blackjack" []

  • A leather-covered bludgeon with a short, flexible shaft or strap, used as a hand weapon. (noun)
  • The blackjack oak. (noun)
  • Games A card game in which the object is to accumulate cards with a higher count than that of the dealer but not exceeding 21. Also called twenty-one, vingt-et-un. (noun)
  • Sphalerite. (noun)
  • To hit or beat with a leather-covered bludgeon. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blackjack" in a sentence
  • "Interestingly, the author initially gained fame/notoriety for popularizing the team play concept in blackjack, making quite a score, getting banned in some casinos …"
  • "I think you double down in blackjack when your cards are pretty good, right?"
  • "Just like in blackjack, sometimes you stand on 14 instead of yelling like a fool “HIT ME!”"