railroad jack

railroad jack

[′rāl‚rōd ‚jak]
(mechanical engineering)
A hoist used for lifting locomotives.
A portable jack for lifting heavy objects.
A hydraulic jack, either powered or lever-operated.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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* The railroad jack, or "toe jack." Powerful and fast, this jack needs only about 4 in.