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Jag \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.]


Jag \Jag\ (j[a^]g), 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.

    Garments thus beset with long jags.

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

  3. (Bot.) A cleft or division.

  4. A leather bag or wallet; pl., saddlebags. [Scot.]

  5. 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.]

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


Jag \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.

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


jagg \jagg\, v. t. & n. See Jag.