Definitions for: Jag


[n] a bout of drinking or drug taking
[n] a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing
[n] a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing
[n] a sharp projection on an edge or surface; "he clutched a jag of the rock"
[v] cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge



Webster (1913) Definition: Jag, n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. gag aperture,
cleft, chink; akin to Ir. & Gael. gag.] [Written also
jagg.]
1. A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance;
a denticulation.

Arethuss arose . . . From rock and from jag.
--Shelley.

Garments thus beset with long jags. --Holland.

2. A part broken off; a fragment. --Bp. Hacket.

3. (Bot.) A cleft or division.

Jag bolt, a bolt with a nicked or barbed shank which
resists retraction, as when leaded into stone.


Jag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jagged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Jagging.]
To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch.
[Written also jagg.]

Jagging iron, a wheel with a zigzag or jagged edge for
cutting cakes or pastry into ornamental figures.


Jag, n. [Scot. jag, jaug, a leather bag or wallet, a
pocket. Cf. Jag a notch.]
A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore.
[Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [Written also jagg.] --Forby.


Jag, v. t.
To carry, as a load; as, to jag hay, etc. [Prov. Eng. &
Colloq. U.S.]


Jag, n.
1. A leather bag or wallet; pl., saddlebags. [Scot.]

2. Enough liquor to make a man noticeably drunk; a small
``load;'' a time or case of drunkeness; -- esp. in phr. To
have a jag on, to be drunk. [Slang, U. S. & Dial. Eng.]

Synonyms: dag

See Also: cut, flap, garment, intemperance, intemperateness, projection, self-indulgence, serrate, slit

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