water jacket

noun

: an outer casing which holds water or through which water circulates to cool the interior
specifically : the enclosed space surrounding the cylinder block of an internal combustion engine and containing the cooling liquid

Examples of water jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His company, and others, provide wet suits, water jackets, life jackets and helmets. Chris Biderman, Sacramento Bee, 7 June 2024 Instead, there's a water jacket surrounding the plenum chamber. Don Sherman, Car and Driver, 1 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of water jacket was in 1841

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“Water jacket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20jacket. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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