Definitions for: Jacket

[n] a short coat
[n] an outer wrapping or casing; "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
[n] the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
[n] (dentistry) an artificial crown fitted over a broken or decayed tooth
[n] the outer skin of a potato
[v] put a jacket on
[v] provide with a thermally non-conducting cover; "The tubing needs to be jacketed"

Webster (1913) Definition: Jack"et, n. [F. jaquette, dim. of jaque. See 3d Jack,
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. (Mil.) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and
re["e]nforcing 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. (Naut.) 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.]

Jack"et, v. t.
1. To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a

2. To thrash; to beat. [Low]

Synonyms: jacket crown

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