Definition of Jacket

1. Noun. A short coat.

2. Verb. Provide with a thermally non-conducting cover. "The tubing needs to be jacketed"
Generic synonyms: Cover

3. Noun. An outer wrapping or casing. "Phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
Specialized synonyms: Record Jacket, Book Jacket, Dust Cover, Dust Jacket, Dust Wrapper
Generic synonyms: Wrap, Wrapper, Wrapping

4. Verb. Put a jacket on. "The men were jacketed"

5. Noun. (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth. "Tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
Exact synonyms: Cap, Crown, Crownwork, Jacket Crown
Generic synonyms: Dental Appliance
Category relationships: Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Odontology

6. Noun. The outer skin of a potato.
Group relationships: Irish Potato, Murphy, Potato, Spud, Tater, White Potato
Generic synonyms: Peel, Skin

7. Noun. The tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition.
Generic synonyms: Case, Casing, Shell

Definition of Jacket

1. n. A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.

2. v. t. To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.

Definition of Jacket

1. Noun. A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length. ¹

2. Noun. A piece of a person suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat (qualifier US) ¹

3. Noun. A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.) ¹

4. Noun. (slang) A police record. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering. ¹

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Definition of Jacket

1. to provide with a jacket (a short coat) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Jacket

1. 1. A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts. 2. An outer covering for anything, especially. 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. 3. In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired. 4. A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; called also cork jacket. Blue jacket. See Blue. Steam jacket, a space filled with steam between an inner and an outer cylinder, or between a casing and a receptacle, as a kettle. To dust one's jacket, to give one a beating. Origin: F. Jaquette, dim. Of jaque. See Jack. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jacket

jacked off
jacked up
jacket (current term)
jacket crown
jacket potato
jacket potatoes
jackfruit tree

Literary usage of Jacket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"Fold it up carefully, lay it aside; Tenderly touch it, look on it with pride; For dear must it be to our hearts evermore, The jacket of gray our loved ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"But they all of them d steam jacket, and said, '• Manifestly this must ... Thus the jacket must 1 useless." And these were not more mechanics who said so. ..."

3. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"A plaster jacket should be left on for from i to 2 months. ... The aim in applying a new jacket is to correct the spine a little more or hold the patient in ..."

4. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"... and especially on the importance of the steam-jacket in that ... such unexpected differences of opinion as to the value of the jacket, and its relative ..."

5. Pye's Surgical Handicraft: A Manual of Surgical Manipulations, Minor Surgery by Walter Pye (1893)
"When the prominence of the angular curvature is the seat Trap doors. of an ulcer, it is not generally wise to put on a jacket at all, but it is sometimes ..."

6. Diary of a Southern Refugee, During the War by Judith White Brockenbrough] [McGuire (1868)
"For dear must it be to our hearts evermore, The jacket of gray our loved soldier-boy -wore. " His young comrades found him, and tenderly bore The cold ..."

7. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by Pond, Nathan Gillett, 1832-, Martha Joanna Lamb, John Austin Stevens (1890)
"On one occasion when there was a proposal to establish a mission among the Indians, Red jacket said : " Your talk is fair and good, but I propose this : go ..."

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