jack rod

noun Nautical.
a horizontal metal rod or tube to which an awning or other cloth may be seized to support it.
Also called jackstay.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To jack-rod
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: jack-rafter
Next Definition: jack-rope
Words Near: jack-rod
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for jack-rod
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing jack-rod
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature