jackal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: ( jak'ul, -ôl), [key]
- any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, esp. C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
- a person who performs dishonest or base deeds as the follower or accomplice of another.
- a person who performs menial or degrading tasks for another.
- jackal (Thesaurus)