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Definition of Jacket


  1. A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
  2. 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.
  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.
  5. To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
  6. To thrash; to beat.
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Jacket Translations

jacket in Dutch is jasje, colbert, buis
jacket in French is jaquette, veste, veston
jacket in Italian is giubba
jacket in Norwegian is omslag, jakke
jacket in Portuguese is revestimento, jaqueta
jacket in Spanish is americana, chaqueta
jacket in Swedish is jacka, jacka, rock, kavaj, kofta