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
Authorities also released a blurry photograph of a man wearing jeans and a blue jacket walking on a path in front of some trees.
Pool was not wearing a life jacket but two other boys swimming in the area were, according to local media reports.
At around the same time Cheryl posted the selfie of the pair, Liam took to the social media platform to post a photo of himself, leather-jacket-clad, with no caption to speak of.
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.
So are the offcast fire jackets and helmets worn to protect the crew from falling flaming debris from the shells exploding overhead.
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.
People wearing colored jackets in Chicago will be shouting at each other about cheese for the final time on Friday.
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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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