Definition of jacket
1a : a garment for the upper body usually having a front opening, collar, lapels, sleeves, and pocketsb : something worn or fastened around the body but not for use as clothing
2a (1) : the natural covering of an animal (2) : the fur or wool of a mammalb : the skin of a potato
3 : an outer covering or casing: such asa (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 bulletb (1) : a wrapper or open envelope for a document (2) : an envelope for enclosing registered mail during delivery from one post office to anotherc (1) : a detachable protective cover for a book (2) : a paper or cardboard envelope for a phonograph record
jacketlessplay \-ləs\ adjective
Examples of jacket in a Sentence
a suit with a double-breasted jacket
slip the art book into its jacket so it won't get dirty
Recent Examples of jacket from the Web
The two are set to march Tuesday in the Washington parade along Constitution Avenue, donning traditional red jackets, beige waistcoats and trousers, gray wigs and black tricorner hats.
Mach inhabits his character with great physicality, giving the illusion of Quasimodo’s deformity by contorting his own body — and with a little help from Bromelmeier’s jacket with hump.
The only place where their outfits diverged was at the top: Kristen wore a white graphic T, while Stella rocked a black jacket with a bright blue design over a plan back shirt.
Swathed in a jacket, shirt, and long pants, working men can hide lots of extra pounds — a secret Trump and Bannon are no doubt well aware of.
The former model wore a $2,900 D&G jacket for her official White House portrait.
The atmosphere here is on the swanky side -- men are asked to wear suit jackets or collared shirts, and there's a $65 per person minimum for outdoor seating.
Flanked by bodyguards and officials, wearing a white-and-black jacket and a steely expression, May walked along the corridor to the meeting room through a throng of about 40 journalists without saying a word.
Officials donned hard hats and safety jackets May 15 at the Lake County Solid Waste Management District compost site on Chase Street in Gary for an up-close look at how a portable trommel could help prepare product for use.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of jacket
: to put a jacket on : enclose in or with a jacket
First Known Use of jacket
JACKET Defined for Kids
Definition of jacket for Students
1 : a short coat
2 : an outer cover or casing a book jacket
Legal Definition of jacket
: a standard insurance policy to which other coverage or exclusions may be attached
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