What does the word jackal mean?

Usage examples for jackal

  1. Suppose he is jackal for Rockley, old lady? – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  2. To talk of the soul of a money- lender in a beast that never had the courage of a jackal is child's talk." – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  3. If De Wet followed his jackal Hertzog into the south- western areas, the columns on the line from De Aar downwards were to move west as parallel forces and tackle the invader in turn. – On the Heels of De Wet by The Intelligence Officer