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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jackass  \Jack"ass`\,  n.  [2d  jack  +  ass.] 
  1.  The  male  ass;  a  donkey. 
 
  2.  A  conceited  dolt;  a  perverse  blockhead. 
 
  {Jackass  bark}  (Naut.),  a  three-masted  vessel,  with  only  the 
  foremast  square-rigged;  a  barkentine. 
 
  {Jackass  deer}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  koba. 
 
  {Jackass  hare},  {Jackass  rabbit}  (Zo["o]l.).  See  {Jack 
  rabbit},  under  2d  {Jack},  n. 
 
  {Jackass  penguin}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  species  of  penguin  of  the 
  genus  {Spheniscus},  of  which  several  are  known  One 
  species  ({S.  demersus})  inhabits  the  islands  near  the  Cape 
  of  Good  Hope;  another  ({S.  Magellanicus})  is  found  at  the 
  Falkland  Islands.  They  make  a  noise  like  the  braying  of  an 
  ass;  --  hence  the  name 
 
  {Laughing  jackass}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  under  {Laughing}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jackass 
  n  1:  a  stupid  fool  [syn:  {fathead},  {goof},  {goose},  {cuckoo},  {zany}] 
  2:  male  donkey  [syn:  {jack}] 




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