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Definition of "jacket" []

  • A short coat usually extending to the hips. (noun)
  • An outer covering or casing, especially: (noun)
  • The skin of a potato. (noun)
  • The dust jacket of a book or phonograph record. (noun)
  • An insulation covering for a steam pipe, wire, boiler, or similar part. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jacket" in a sentence
  • "A vivid magenta satin jacket from the late 1800s, a daring Jackie-Kennedy style leopard-print coat, a black mink beret - often purchased for the price of a Starbucks latte, and all elements of a ensemble that is exquisite, eye-catching, and unique."
  • "The hood of my rain jacket is pulled down to shield my eyes."
  • "I actually think the leather jacket is my least favorite part of this, which is saying a lot given that skirt."