an envelope of enclosed air around part of a machine, as for checking the transmission of heat.
British. life jacket.
Origin of air jacket
First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for air jacket
A is the calorimetric tube, B the air-jacket and L the gauge.
British Dictionary definitions for air jacket
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