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air jacket

  1. an envelope of enclosed air around part of a machine, as for checking the transmission of heat.
  2. British. life jacket.
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Origin of air jacket

First recorded in 1905–10
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Historical Examples of air jacket

  • A is the calorimetric tube, B the air-jacket and L the gauge.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1


British Dictionary definitions for air jacket

air jacket

  1. an air-filled envelope or compartment surrounding a machine or part to reduce the rate at which heat is transferred to or from itCompare water jacket
  2. a less common name for life jacket
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