• (noun): 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): An open envelope or folder for filing papers.
  • (noun): The outer metal shell or case of a bullet.
  • (verb-transitive): To supply or cover with a jacket.

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  • (noun): the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
  • (noun): the outer skin of a potato
  • (noun): (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth; "tomorrow my dentist will fit me for a crown"
  • (noun): an outer wrapping or casing; "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"
  • (noun): a short coat
  • (verb): put a jacket on; "The men were jacketed"
  • (verb): provide with a thermally non-conducting cover; "The tubing needs to be jacketed"

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A jacket is a mid-stomach–length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing. Jackets without sleeves are vests.

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  • 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.

  • Under the jacket is the same scene, set in tomorrow.

  • Once they get to a point where the fabric of the jacket is acutally made from solar cells, that is when I will buy a solar powered jacket.

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