One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A wheeled conveyance for moving heavy logs.
- ‘We found a beautiful horse, dead and still harnessed to an immaculate jinker, caught in a tree about 20 feet above normal water level just opposite Jumping Creek.’
- 1.1 A light two-wheeled cart.
with object and adverbial of direction Convey in a jinker.‘walnut logs were jinkered down the hills’
Late 19th century: variant of early 19th-century Scots janker, a long pole on wheels for carrying logs.
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