Definition of jack fishing in English:

jack fishing

noun

  • 1Fishing for jack.

  • 2US The action or practice of fishing at night using a jacklight; jacklighting for fish. Compare "Jack". rare (now historical).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in The Gentleman's Magazine. From Jack + fishing.

Pronunciation

jack fishing

/ˈdʒak ˌfɪʃɪŋ/