jacketed

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

jacketed

  1. Dressed in a jacket (of a specified kind).
    • 1780, Kane O’Hara, “Address to the audience by Punch, on the opening of the Microcosm” in Songs in the Comic Opera of Tom Thumb the Great, Dublin: Arthur Grueber, p. iv,[1]
      For if a peer come like a porter jacketed,
      Retire he must:—tho’ up he raise his back at it,
    • 1895, Bret Harte, “A Convert of the Mission” first published in Boston Transcript, 10 December, 1895,[2]
      From the velvet-jacketed figures lounging motionless in the shadows of the open doorways—so motionless that only the lazy drift of cigarette smoke betokened their breathing—to the reclining peons in the shade of a catalpa, or the squatting Indians in the arroyo—all was sloth and dirt.
    • 1980, Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers, London: Hutchinson, Chapter 5,
      The residence of the British Council representative was in a quieter and perhaps more patrician part of Lija than my own. Geoffrey, sitting tied and jacketed next to Ali, who was driving, pointed this out []
  2. Encased or enclosed inside a jacket (of a specified kind).
    • 1861: United States War Dept, Annual Reports
      One of the advantages of a matrix would be to reduce the cost of our shrapnel by enabling hardened lead balls and round cases to be used in place of the steel-jacketed balls and hexagonal cases...
    • 1920: Edward J. Martin, The Traffic Library: Principles of Classification
      The metal can completely jacketed must have iron, steel or wooden jacket completely covering the can, except the mouth.
    • 1936, George Orwell, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Chapter 10,[3]
      Much of the time, when no customers came, he spent reading the yellow-jacketed trash that the library contained. Books of that type you could read at the rate of one an hour.

Verb[edit]

jacketed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of jacket