verb (used with object)
Origin of jacket
Examples from the Web for jacket
I settle for a sweater and jacket and throw a tie in my briefcase just in case it turns out to be the prom.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Micah is 10 years old and he had a coat geared to the season, a Patagonia winter jacket with a hood.The Wildly Peaceful, Human, Almost Boring, Ultimately Great New York City Protests for Eric Garner|Mike Barnicle|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The jacket and gloves were a precaution in the event the eaglet panicked, but there was little fuss as he tossed the net over her.
On a hot day in Milwaukee once, Palmer quietly asked the assembled admirers, "Mind if I take off my jacket?"
This week, President Obama disembarked from Air Force One while holding his jacket in his left hand and a coffee cup in his right.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right|Sally Kohn|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And he retained his hold of my jacket, giving directions to his men the while.The Pilots of Pomona|Robert Leighton
The Pote finished his dishwashing and joined us, pulling on an old Tuxedo jacket.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
Mrs. Lewis sewed, that afternoon, on his jacket, mending it up more neatly than ever before.Tip Lewis and His Lamp|Pansy
Has a core of lead and tin composition inclosed in a jacket of cupro-nickel.The Plattsburg Manual|O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
She pointed at his jacket tossed on a chair, a bit of his kerchief dangling from a pocket.Wilderness of Spring|Edgar Pangborn
British Dictionary definitions for jacket
- the skin of a baked potato
- (as modifier)jacket potatoes
Word Origin for jacket
Word Origin and History for jacket
mid-15c., "short garment for men," from Middle French jaquet "short coat with sleeves," diminutive of Old French jaque, a kind of tunic, probably from Jacque, the male proper name, also the generic name of a French peasant (see jacquerie), but possibly associated with jaque (de mailles) "short, tight-fitting coat," originally "coat of mail," from Spanish jaco, from Arabic shakk "breastplate." Iakke "a short, close-fitting stuffed or quilted tunic, often serving as a defensive garment" is attested in English from late 14c., and by c.1400 was being used for "woman's short tunic." Meaning "paper wrapper of a book" is first attested 1894.