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  1. color bar, colour bar, color line, colour line, Jim Crow(noun)

    barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites

  2. jim crow(noun)

    a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails


  1. Jim Crow(n.)

    A legally sanctioned system of racial discrimination practised in the southern United States until declared unconstitutional in 1953 and further restricted by federal legislation, by means of which negroes were segregated and discriminated against in employment and in many places of public accommodation, such as parks, commercial establishments, and public transportation.


  1. Jim Crow(Noun)

    A World War II code name for patrols along the British coastline to intercept enemy aircraft, originally intended to warn of invasion in 1940.

  2. Jim Crow(Adjective)

    Discriminatory against African Americans.

  3. Jim Crow(Adjective)

    Segregated between African Americans and Caucasians.

  4. Jim Crow(ProperNoun)

    A generic name for the Negro.

  5. Jim Crow(ProperNoun)

    Southern United States racist and especially segregationist policies in the late 1800s and early to mid 1900s, taken collectively.

  6. Origin: From the minstrel show song "Jump Jim Crow", written in 1828 by Thomas D. Rice, the originator of blackface performance.


  1. Jim crow

    A jim crow is a tool for bending rails, consisting of a U-shaped or V-shaped armature with a hefty screw rod in its axis. Deluxe models are outfitted with rollers for continuous bending.

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