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noun
a water-filled casing or compartment used to water-cool something, as an engine or machine gun.
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Origin of water jacket

First recorded in 1865–70

Other definitions for water jacket (2 of 2)

water-jacket
[ waw-ter-jak-it, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌdʒæk ɪt, ˈwɒt ər- /

verb (used with object)
to surround or fit with a water jacket.

Origin of water-jacket

First recorded in 1875–80
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British Dictionary definitions for water jacket

water jacket

noun
a water-filled envelope or container surrounding a machine, engine, or part for cooling purposes, esp the casing around the cylinder block of a pump or internal-combustion engineCompare air jacket
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