Definition of jacal :
In Mexico and the south western United States, a kind of plastered house or hut, usually made by planting poles or timber in the geound, filling in between them with screen work or wickerwork, and daubing one or both sides with mud or adobe mortar; also, this method of construction.
- Then the troop files off from the front of the jacal, disappearing under the trees like a gigantic glittering serpent. - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
- And with clouded brows, sullen, dispirited, they return to the jacal. - "The Lone Ranche", Captain Mayne Reid.
- If he had observed her only an hour earlier re- entering the jacal after a shivering exchange outside with the peona he might not have been quite so sure. - "The Mystery of The Barranca", Herman Whitaker.