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Dictionary Definition



1 a short coat
2 an outer wrapping or casing; "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
3 (dentistry) an artificial crown fitted over a broken or decayed tooth [syn: jacket crown]
4 the outer skin of a potato
5 the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition


1 provide with a thermally non-conducting cover; "The tubing needs to be jacketed"
2 put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"

User Contributed Dictionary




From jaquet, diminutive of jaque.


  1. A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  2. A piece of a man suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat italbrac US
  3. A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)
  4. A police record.



piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse
piece of a man suit
removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object


  1. To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.
    • 1897, Alexander James Wallis-Tayler, Motor Cars Or Power-carriages for Common Roads 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.

Extensive Definition

A jacket is a type of sleeved hip- or waist-length garment. It is very similar to a coat, and in some instances either term can be used for the same article; but a jacket is generally shorter, ending just below the waist, and often lighter. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.
The term is also used to refer to the choli or ravika, an upper-body garment worn with the sari by women on the Indian subcontinent.
A jacket is also the recognised terminology for the supporting legs and lattice framework, generally made of steel, of an offshore oil platform in the oil industry.

Types of jackets


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jacket in German: Jacke
jacket in Spanish: Chaqueta
jacket in French: Blouson
jacket in Japanese: ジャケット
jacket in Norwegian Nynorsk: Jakke
jacket in Russian: Куртка

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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