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Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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.

Freebase

  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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