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Crow, JimSee Rice, Thomas Dartmouth.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
jim crow[′jim ′krō]
A device with a heavy buttress screw thread used for bending rails by hand.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Negro stereotype popularized by 19th-century minstrel shows. [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 138]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.