Steam jacket
Jacket Jack"et, n. [F. jaquette, dim. of jaque. See 3d {Jack}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts. [1913 Webster]

2. An outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mil.) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and re["e]nforcing the tube in which the charge is fired. [1913 Webster]

4. A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also {cork jacket}. [1913 Webster]

{Blue jacket}. (Naut.) See under {Blue}.

{Steam jacket}, a space filled with steam between an inner and an outer cylinder, or between a casing and a receptacle, as a kettle.

{To dust one's jacket}, to give one a beating. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Steam jacket — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steam-jacket — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ transitive verb Etymology: steam jacket : to enclose in a steam jacket …   Useful english dictionary

  • steam jacket — steam jacketed, adj. a casing, as on the cylinder of a steam engine, filled with live steam to keep the interior hot. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • steam jacket — noun a steam filled casing that is fitted around a cylinder in order to heat its contents …   English new terms dictionary

  • steam jacket — /ˈstim dʒækət/ (say steem jakuht) noun an outer casing enclosing a hollow space through which steam is circulated to heat the contents of an inner container …   Australian English dictionary

  • steam jacket — noun : an outer casing enclosing a hollow space through which steam is circulated to heat the contents of an inner vessel …   Useful english dictionary

  • Steam — (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The elastic, a[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steam blower — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steam boiler — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steam car — Steam Steam (st[=e]m), n. [OE. stem, steem, vapor, flame, AS. ste[ a]m vapor, smoke, odor; akin to D. stoom steam, perhaps originally, a pillar, or something rising like a pillar; cf. Gr. sty ein to erect, sty^los a pillar, and E. stand.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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