Main definitions of jackman in English

: jackman1jackman2

jackman1

Pronunciation /ˈdʒakmən/

noun

historical Scottish
  • An attendant or retainer kept by a nobleman or landowner; an armed servant.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Knox (c1514–1572), religious reformer. Either (i) from jack + man, or (ii) from Jack + man.

Main definitions of jackman in English

: jackman1jackman2

jackman2

Pronunciation /ˈdʒakmən/

noun

  • A person who operates a jack. Now: especially a person who operates a lifting jack.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Federal Reporter. From Jack + man.