jacket

Definitions

  • "His left hand gripped the collar of my jacket."
    "His left hand gripped the collar of my jacket."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v jacket put a jacket on "The men were jacketed"
    • v jacket provide with a thermally non-conducting cover "The tubing needs to be jacketed"
    • n jacket (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
    • n jacket a short coat
    • n jacket an outer wrapping or casing "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
    • n jacket the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
    • n jacket the outer skin of a potato
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"'Take off your jacket,' Mr. Parsons said." "'Take off your jacket,' Mr. Parsons said."
THE NANKEEN JACKET THE NANKEEN JACKET
Dust Jacket Front Dust Jacket Front

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A seven year old boy was the first person to survive the Horeshoe Falls (Niagara Falls) in just a life jacket
    • Jacket A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also cork jacket.
    • Jacket A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
    • Jacket 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.
    • Jacket (Mil) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reënforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
    • Jacket To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
    • Jacket To thrash; to beat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The cardigan was originally made to be a military jacket made of knitted wool
    • n jacket A light jack: a garment having but slight value as a defense against weapons.
    • n jacket A short coat or body-garment; any garment for the body coming not lower than the hips. Jackets for boys throughout the first half of the nineteenth century came only to the waist, whether buttoned up or left open in front, and a similar garment is still worn by men in certain trades or occupations. Short outer garments designed for protection from the weather and worn by men of rough occupations are called by this name: as, a monkey-jacket. Compare zouave-jacket, smoking-jacket.
    • n jacket A waistcoat or vest.
    • n jacket Something designed to be fastened about or cover the body for some other purpose than that of clothing: as, a strait-jacket, or a swimming-jacket.
    • n jacket Clothing or covering placed around a cylindrical or other vessel of any kind, as a pipe, a cannon, a steam-boiler, a smokestack where it passes through the deck, etc., to give greater power of resistance, to prevent escape of heat by radiation, etc. Felt, wool, mineral-wool, paper, wood lagging, asbestos, and many other materials are in common use for jacketing steam-cylinders and -pipes, and pipes, tanks, etc., in which it is desirable to prevent freezing. Air-compressor cylinders are usually supplied with water-jackets for cooling the cylinders, which would otherwise become very hot from heat absorbed from the air, the work of compression being converted into heat in the compressed air, which thus acquires a high temperature. These cylinders are inclosed in metal shells which leave an annular space between them and the cylinder, and through this space cool water is kept constantly flowing by the aid of a pump or other device. When a steam-cylinder is thus inclosed, and the annular space is supplied with live steam, the arrangement is called a steam-jacket.The condensation which would otherwise occur in the cylinder during the periods of induction and expansion is thus prevented, and a considerable economy is effected. See cut under air-engine.
    • n jacket A folded paper or open envelop containing an official document, on which is indorsed an order or other direction respecting the disposition to be made of the document, memoranda respecting its contents, dates of reception and transmission, etc.
    • n jacket A young seal: so called from the rough fur.
    • jacket To cover with or inclose in a jacket: as, to jacket a steam-cylinder, etc.; to jacket a document. See jacket, n., 5 and 6.
    • jacket To beat; thrash.
    • n jacket The loose wrapper of paper which protects the binding of a book.
    • n jacket The sheet of cardboard or thick paper which covers the impression surface of a printing-cylinder.
    • n jacket The hide or other natural covering of various animals, as sheep, seals, fish, etc.
    • n jacket The skin of a potato.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Jacket jak′et a short coat
    • adj Jacket Jack′eted, wearing a jacket
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Quotations

  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    “A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. jaquette, dim. of jaque,. See 3d Jack (n.)

Usage

In literature:

Your red jacket will be so conspicuous.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
Inaction is the last thing a blue jacket appreciates.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
Here, hold my jacket.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
A separate stove with the fire pot and water jacket is used.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
All I had to do was to remove my cavalry jacket, and she put the dress on over my head.
"How Private George W. Peck Put Down The Rebellion or, The Funny Experiences of a Raw Recruit - 1887" by George W. Peck
These they were obliged to carry in their pockets or in the folds of their jackets.
"The Young Alaskans" by Emerson Hough
On went her old brown jacket; on went her old brown hat.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Just a blue serge suit, and a monkey jacket.
"Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon 1893" by Hall Caine
Enough in them to piece out the jacket, I should think, and never be missed.
"Dorothy's Travels" by Evelyn Raymond
He dived into both pockets of his jacket, then into his wide trousers, then under the breast of his waistcoat.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
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In poetry:

Vich he vas a British Sailor,
For to judge him by his look:
Tarry jacket, canvass trowsies,
Ha-la Mr. T. P. Cooke.
"The Ballad Of Eliza Davis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Spread on the roadway,
With open-blown jackets,
Like black, soaring pinions,
They swoop down the hillside,
The Cyclists.
"The Cyclists" by Amy Lowell
The Negro
with the trumpet at his lips
whose jacket
Has a fine one-button roll,
does not know
upon what riff the music slips
"Trumpet Player" by Langston Hughes
Then up I rush with my pole and brush,
I scowre the chimney's Jacket,
I make it shine as bright as mine,
When I have rub'd and rak'd it.
"The Chimney-Sweeper's Song" by William Strode
And still as he worked at the toy on his knee
He would spin his old yarns of the ships and the sea,
Thermopylae, Lightning, Lothair and Red Jacket,
And many another such famous old packet &mdash
"A Ship In A Bottle" by Cicely Fox Smith
Bring me the livery of no other man.
I am my own to robe me at my pleasure.
Accepted rules to me disclose no treasure:
What is the chief who shall my garments plan?
No garb conventional but I 'll attack it.
(Come, why not don my spangled jacket?)
"The Bohemian" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

My Morning Jacket Take Over Hometown Forecastle Festival in Louisville.
My Morning Jacket performs at Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky.
My Morning Jacket is perhaps the most famous band to come out of Louisville in recent years, but there's a new hot group who's making a name for themselves.
INTERVIEWS My Morning Jacket's Jim James Hypes Forecastle Fest, Playing a Steamboat.
My Morning Jacket's Jim James, Ashley Capps, founder of AC Entertainment, Forecastle 's J.K. McKnight, MMJ drummer Patrick Hallahan and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
Man Arrested In Raiders Jacket, G-String .
Jamie Anderson movie festival seeks used jackets, will give out new gear.
Person's parents pin the symbol for his new rank onto his jacket.
Kristen Stewart rocked a leather jacket and jeans while exiting her hotel in NYC Monday.
The Yellow Jacket iPhone Stun Gun case is exactly as its name implies.
The No 15 Yellow Jackets clamped down on defense and got a strong all-around performance from Joseph Hayman in advancing to next week's region final.
No 15 Yellow Jackets edge top-seeded Rams, 18-7.
Weekend's best live music bets: My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses, Neil Young and more.
PARIS — What do a T-shirt from the actress Tilda Swinton, a set of pajamas from the designer Alber Elbaz and a military jacket from the musician Peter Doherty have in common.
Burton AK Flare Down Jacket.
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In science:

Summing over all jackets one gets a counting of the total number of faces of the colored graph in terms of the sum of these genera ω (B ) ≡ PJ g (J ) which is the degree of B .
A review of the 1/N expansion in random tensor models
The idea is that, embedded in the graph B , one can identify some special ribbon graphs J , called jackets.43–45,61 One then counts the number of faces of each jacket in terms of its genus g (J ).
A review of the large N limit of tensor models
Summing over the jackets one obtains the total number of faces of the colored graph in terms of the sum of these genera, the degree of the colored graph ω (B ) = PJ g (J ).
A review of the large N limit of tensor models
Here the structure of colored graphs is probed by identifying some ribbon sub-graphs called jackets. A jacket goes along all vertices and lines of G but only a subset of faces [5–7].
New 1/N expansions in random tensor models
We define the degree ω (G) of G as the sum of the genera of the jackets.
New 1/N expansions in random tensor models
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