Lean meat cured and preserved by cutting into thin strips and air-drying in the sun.
Origin of jerky
From a Quechuan language charqui (“sun-dried or air-dried strips of meat”).
With jerky movements, she finished dressing and replaced her weapons.
The regimental commander walked with his jerky steps to the front of the regiment and examined it from a distance.
"No it's not that, but her action seems so jerky," said Pierre in a puzzled tone.
And the commander, turning to look at the adjutant, directed his jerky steps down the line.
If a rigid rod, or a wing with a rigid anterior margin, be made to vibrate, the vibration is characterized by an unequal jerky motion, at the end of the down and up strokes, which contrasts strangely with the smooth, steady fanning movement peculiar to natural wings.