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jacket

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noun jack·et \ˈja-kət\

Definition of jacket

  1. 1 a :  a garment for the upper body usually having a front opening, collar, lapels, sleeves, and pockets b :  something worn or fastened around the body but not for use as clothing

  2. 2 a (1) :  the natural covering of an animal (2) :  the fur or wool of a mammal b :  the skin of a potato

  3. 3 :  an outer covering or casing: as a (1) :  a thermally nonconducting cover (2) :  a covering that encloses an intermediate space through which a temperature-controlling fluid circulates (3) :  a tough cold-worked metal casing that forms the outer shell of a built-up bullet b (1) :  a wrapper or open envelope for a document (2) :  an envelope for enclosing registered mail during delivery from one post office to another c (1) :  a detachable protective cover for a book (2) :  a paper or cardboard envelope for a phonograph record

jacketless

play \-ləs\ adjective


Examples of jacket in a sentence

  1. a suit with a double-breasted jacket

  2. <slip the art book into its jacket so it won't get dirty>



Origin and Etymology of jacket

Middle English jaket, from Anglo-French jackés, plural, diminutive of Middle French jaque short jacket, from jacques peasant, from the name Jacques James


First Known Use: 15th century


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jacket

verb jack·et

Definition of jacket

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to put a jacket on :  enclose in or with a jacket



1856

First Known Use of jacket

1856



JACKET Defined for Kids

jacket

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noun jack·et \ˈja-kət\

Definition of jacket for Students

  1. 1 :  a short coat

  2. 2 :  an outer cover or casing <a book jacket>




Medical Dictionary

jacket

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noun jack·et \ˈjak-ət\

Medical Definition of jacket

  1. 1:  a rigid covering that envelops the upper body and provides support, correction, or restraint

  2. 2:  jacket crown




Law Dictionary

jacket

noun jack·et

Legal Definition of jacket

  1. :  a standard insurance policy to which other coverage or exclusions may be attached





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