a fur coat, shirtlike and hooded, for wear in the Arctic and other regions of extreme cold.
a hip-length jacket or overshirt with an attached hood, often of wool or of a windproof, water-repellent material lined or trimmed with wool, used by skiers, hunters, the military, etc.
any coat or jacket with a hood, as a hooded raincoat or windbreaker.
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How to use parka in a sentence
It’s a mind-set that says we are in this together because the alternative, that we are alone in our giant maternity parkas, is almost too horrible to bear.
For less-strenuous activities, heavy bibs and parkas are popular because they’ll keep you very warm when you’re stationary and they’ll block the wind well.
Bundled against the wind in a camouflage parka, he bent to pick a handful of slender pods from the ground, opening one to reveal a glimpse at Russia’s future.The Big Thaw: How Russia Could Dominate a Warming World | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Sergey Ponomarev | December 16, 2020 | ProPublica
Whether you’re buying a new parka or layering the clothes you already have, focus on bulk.
Heat lamps are selling out and restaurants are attempting to build structures like insulated bubbles, all while encouraging customers to layer up under parkas and blankets.As Restaurants Prepare for Winter Outdoor Dining, Convincing Customers Remains a Challenge | Jaya Saxena | October 15, 2020 | Eater
Orange parka-clad instructors escorted Marines up and down the mountainside.
Entrance begins at a steep $20 per person, which covers the cost of gloves and a parka.
Bob in the orange parka asked sarcastically, "Would you listen if we told you?"
The parka, obviously once expensive, now showed wear at the elbows and rips at the cuffs.
They are gazing on with some measure of admiration as Havel speaks, wearing a parka, on the way from prison to the palace.John Avlon: Vaclav Havel's Heroic Politics of Truth and Responsibility | John Avlon | December 19, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
He charged up the canyon, fumbling in his parka for more shells, and crashed through dank high brush into a shadowy clearing.Restricted Tool | Malcolm B. Morehart
Penny landed in a snowdrift at the river bank, her parka awry, goggles hanging on one ear.Ghost Beyond the Gate | Mildred A. Wirt
During the much-needed day of rest we allowed ourselves in parka, I negotiated now and then with the govas of the neighbourhood.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Sven Hedin
It was impossible to find any substitute for the Alaskan parka.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
"Come on there, you darned little shrimp; get a move on you," growled the big man from within the frost-fringed hood of his parka.The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
British Dictionary definitions for parka
a warm hip-length weatherproof coat with a hood, originally worn by the Inuit
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