jerkwater

jerkwater

adj. [from jerk + water, a place where it is necessary to draw (jerk) water to supply the boiler of a steam engine.] 1. small and remote and insignificant; as, a jerkwater college.
Syn. -- one-horse, pokey, poky.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. (Railroads) Off the main railroad line. [Archaic]
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