(French) jaquette, diminutive of jaque. See 3d Jack, noun
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. (Military) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reënforcing 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. (Nautical) See under 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. [Colloq.]
1. To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.2. To thrash; to beat. [Low]
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From Middle French jacquet, diminutive of Old French jaque.
(piece of a person's suit): coat (US) (removable protective cover): sleeve
jacket (plural jackets) A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length. A piece of a person's suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat (US) A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.) (slang) A police record. 1995, Clockers, 00:26:00: "We got a crowd of black, white customers, out-of-state license plates, what have you. Somebody gonna check that out. They gonna drop a dime on me, call 911. With my jacket, I can't go back to jail." 1995, Clockers, 00:43:50: "Yo's jacket shows possession with intent, possession of unlicensed firearm, and assault, for which he still owes three years." (military) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
jacket (third-person singular simple present jackets, present participle jacketing, simple past and past participle jacketed) (transitive) To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering. 1897, Alexander James Wallis-Tayler, Motor Cars Or Power-carriages for Common Roads ...to...prevent...the loss of heat...there is also a layer of silicate cotton or slag wool. This latter material is also employed to jacket the chimney for a certain portion of its length.
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