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Definition of "parka" [par•ka]

  • A hooded fur outer garment worn in the Arctic, originally of pullover design but now generally having a front closure. (noun)
  • A coat or jacket with a hood and usually a warm lining for cold-weather wear. (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 "parka" in a sentence
  • "The hood of her squirrel-skin parka was about her hair, and well drawn up around her throat; but her hands were unmittened and nimbly at work with needle and sinew, completing the last fantastic design on a belt of leather faced with bright scarlet cloth."
  • "Ere her eyes closed for the last time she took my hand and slipped it under her squirrel-skin parka to her waist."
  • "Then the light was parted by a fur-clad figure, and an Indian girl slipped out of the webs, threw back the hood of her squirrel-skin parka, and stood in their midst."