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jack•pot



Pronunciation: ( jak'pot"), [key]
n.
1. the chief prize or the cumulative stakes in a game or contest, as in bingo, a quiz contest, or a slot machine.
2. Poker.a pot that accumulates until a player opens the betting with a pair of predetermined denomination, usually jacks or better.
3. an outstanding reward or success.
4. hit the jackpot, Informal.
a. to achieve a sensational success; have sudden luck: The firm has hit the jackpot with its new line of computers.
b. to win a jackpot.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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