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Jack may refer to:


People and fictional characters[edit]

  • Jack (given name), a male given name, including a list of people and fictional characters with the name
  • Jack (surname), including a list of people with the surname
  • Jack (Tekken), multiple fictional characters in the fighting game series Tekken
  • Jack the Ripper, an unidentified British serial killer active in 1888
  • Wolfman Jack (1938–1995), a stage name of American disk jockey Robert Weston Smith
  • New Jack, a stage name of Jerome Young (1963-2021), an American professional wrestler
  • Spring-heeled Jack, a creature in Victorian-era English folklore

Animals and plants[edit]



  • Jack (baboon), a baboon who was the assistant to a disabled railway signalman in South Africa
  • Jack (cat), a Norwegian forest cat who was lost by American Airlines baggage handlers
  • Jack or jackass, a male donkey (Equus africanus)


  • Jack (tree) (Mangifera caesia), a relative of the mango
  • Jack pine (Pinus banksiana), a North American conifer

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]



  • Jack (playing card), the lowest-ranking face card in some types of deck
  • Jack, a target ball used in games such as bowls
  • Jack, a playing piece used in the children's game called jacks




Artists and groups[edit]




  • Jack (TV series), a 3D-animated series broadcast by TVOntario
  • Jack TV, a general entertainment channel in the Philippines (cable)

Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Jack (hero), an archetypal Cornish and English hero and stock character
  • Jack FM, a radio format and brand



Computing and software[edit]

Electrical interfaces[edit]

  • Electrical connector, or "wall jack", a socket (often panel-mounted) intended to accept a plug
  • Phone connector (audio), commonly known as "audio jack", or "jack plug", or "phone jack"
  • Registered jack, a standardized telecommunication network interface for connecting voice and data equipment

Mechanical tools[edit]

  • Jack (device), a device used to lift heavy objects
    • Jackscrew, a device used to support heavy objects at various heights
    • Pallet jack, a device with two forks used to lift and move pallets; the powered version is known as a forklift
    • Strand jack, used in construction and engineering, and is capable of lifting hundreds of tonnes
  • Boot jack, a device for removing boots
  • Jack plane, a tool for smoothing wood
  • Roasting jack, a device for turning a spit

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]


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