• (RP) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒæk.ɪt/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈd͡ʒækɪt/, /ˈd͡ʒækət/

jacket (plural jackets)

  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 person's suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat; coat (US)
  3. A protective or insulating cover for an object (e.g. a book, hot water tank, bullet.)
  4. (slang) A police record.
    • 2014, Inherent Vice, 01:54:00:
      "I need to look up somebody's jacket."
  5. (military) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  6. The tough outer skin of a baked potato.
    Cook the potatoes in their jackets.
  • (piece of a person's suit) coat (US)
  • (removable protective cover) sleeve
Translations Translations Translations Verb

jacket (jackets, present participle jacketing; past and past participle jacketed)

  1. (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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