(As a noun)
Jacket ( noun )
- A garment for the upper body that fastens down the front, typically having sleeves and a collar.
- A protective outer covering, in particular.
- A cover for a book or record album.
Late middle english (denoting a short coat worn by soldiers): from old french jaquette, from provençal jaqueta, of germanic origin.
- I need to buy a new winter jacket.
- The jacket of the book was torn.
- The jacket provided protection from the wind.
- He was wearing a denim jacket.
- The jacket had a hood to protect from the rain.
(As a verb)
Jacket ( verb )
- To provide with a protective outer covering.
- To put a jacket on (a person or thing).
Late 19th century (as a verb in the sense "provide with a jacket"): from jacket, in the noun sense "protective outer covering".
- The pipes need to be jacketed to prevent freezing.
- I'm going to jacket my new book to protect it from damage.
- The workers jacketed the pipeline to protect it from corrosion.
- We're going to jacket the statue in plastic to protect it during transport.
- The workers jacketed the wires to protect them from shorting out.