- a pot in a poker game made up of accumulated stakes, which can be played for only when some player has a pair of jacks or better with which to open
- any cumulative stakes or highest prize, as in a slot machine
jack, + pot
See jackpot in American Heritage Dictionary 4
a. The accumulated stakes in a kind of poker that requires one to hold a pair of jacks or better in order to open the betting.
b. A cumulative pool in a competition, lottery, or various other games.
- A top prize or reward.
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