jacket

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French jacquet, diminutive of Old French jaque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

jacket (plural jackets)

  1. A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  2. A piece of a person's suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat; coat (US)
  3. A protective or insulating cover for an object (e.g. a book, hot water tank, bullet.)
  4. (slang) A police record.
  5. (military) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  6. The tough outer skin of a baked potato.
    Cook the potatoes in their jackets.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (piece of a person's suit): coat (US)
  • (removable protective cover): sleeve

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Chinese:
    • Mandarin: 夾克, 夹克 (jiákè)
  • Irish: seaicéad
  • Japanese: ジャケット (jaketto)
  • Korean: 재킷 (jaekit)
  • Scottish Gaelic: seacaid
  • Welsh: siaced

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Verb[edit]

jacket (third-person singular simple present jackets, present participle jacketing, simple past and past participle jacketed)

  1. (transitive) To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.
    • 1897, Alexander James Wallis-Tayler, Motor Cars Or Power-carriages for Common Roads
      ...to...prevent...the loss of heat...there is also a layer of silicate cotton or slag wool. This latter material is also employed to jacket the chimney for a certain portion of its length.

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