jack

An English unit of capacity = ¼ cup. link to a chart showing relationships between the smaller English units of capacity

In colonial America, a jack was a mug or pitcher made of leather and waterproofed with wax or tar, of no certain volume.

Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
Colonial American English. A Glossary.
Essex, Connecticut: A Verbatim Book, 1985.

Page 123.

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