Definition of Jerkin

1. Noun. A tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former times.

Generic synonyms: Jacket

Definition of Jerkin

1. n. A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat.

2. n. A male gyrfalcon.

Definition of Jerkin

1. Noun. (dated) A type of garment: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves. ¹

2. Noun. a sleeveless jacket, usually leather; a long waistcoat. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jerkin

1. a sleeveless jacket [n -S]

Medical Definition of Jerkin

1. A male gyrfalcon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jerkin

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jerkin (current term)
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Literary usage of Jerkin

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

1. Norway and Sweden: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1882)
"A not unattractive route, with fast stations, leads from jerkin through the ... The new road from jerkin to Kongsvold ascends a hill to the W., ..."

2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1890)
"T. pilosus, Payk.,* jerkin ; several examples of both sexes, including the pale variety, ... Gyll., jerkin ; not rare, on flowers of Geranium sylvaticum ..."

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