jacket

Definitions:

  • A short coat usually extending to the hips.
  • An outer covering or casing, especially.
  • The skin of a potato.
  • The dust jacket of a book or phonograph record.
  • An insulation covering for a steam pipe, wire, boiler, or similar part.
  • An open envelope or folder for filing papers.
  • The outer metal shell or case of a bullet.
  • To supply or cover with a jacket.
  • To cover with or inclose in a jacket: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="jacket">jacket</internalXref> a steam-cylinder, etc.; to <em>jacket</em> a document. See <internalXref urlencoded="jacket">jacket</internalXref>, <em>n.</em>, 5 and 6.
  • To beat; thrash.
  • The loose wrapper of paper which protects the binding of a book.
  • The sheet of cardboard or thick paper which covers the impression surface of a printing-cylinder.
  • The hide or other natural covering of various animals, as sheep, seals, fish, etc.
  • The skin of a potato.
  • A light jack: a garment having but slight value as a defense against weapons.
  • A short coat or body-garment; any garment for the body coming not lower than the hips.
  • A waistcoat or vest.
  • Something designed to be fastened about or cover the body for some other purpose than that of clothing: as, a strait-<em>jacket</em>, or a swimming-<em>jacket.</em>
  • Clothing or covering placed around a cylindrical or other vessel of any kind, as a pipe, a cannon, a steam-boiler, a smokestack where it passes through the deck, etc., to give greater power of resistance, to prevent escape of heat by radiation, etc.
  • A folded paper or open envelop containing an official document, on which is indorsed an order or other direction respecting the disposition to be made of the document, memoranda respecting its contents, dates of reception and transmission, etc.
  • A young seal: so called from the rough fur.
  • To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
  • To thrash; to beat.
  • A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
  • An outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc.
  • In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reënforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  • A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also <altname>cork jacket</altname>.
  • See under <er>Blue</er>.
  • a space filled with steam between an inner and an outer cylinder, or between a casing and a receptacle, as a kettle.
  • to give one a beating.
  • A piece of <xref>clothing</xref> worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  • A piece of a person <xref>suit</xref>, beside <xref>trousers</xref> and, sometimes, <xref>waistcoat</xref> ; coat (US)
  • A removable or replaceable <xref>protective</xref> or <xref>insulating</xref> <xref>cover</xref> for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)
  • A police record.
  • To <xref>enclose</xref> or <xref>encase</xref> in a jacket or other covering.
  • provide with a thermally non-conducting cover
  • the outer skin of a potato
  • put a jacket on
  • a short coat
  • the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
  • (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
  • an outer wrapping or casing
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