jack-in-the-box definition

  • noun:
    • A toy composed of a clownlike puppet that springs out of a box whenever cover is triggered.
    • Children’s toy where a figure pops out of a small box.
    • A con-man just who deceived tradesmen by replacing empty cardboard boxes for other people saturated in money.
    • See jack-in-a-box.
    • plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps from a box whenever top is established

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