cork 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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  • cork jacket — noun life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design • Syn: ↑life jacket, ↑life vest • Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cork-jacket — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cork — (k[^o]rk), n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk; all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf. {Cortex}.] 1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree ({Quercus Suber}), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are made. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cork jackets — Cork Cork (k[^o]rk), n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk; all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf. {Cortex}.] 1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree ({Quercus Suber}), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cork tree — Cork Cork (k[^o]rk), n. [Cf. G., Dan., & Sw. kork, D. kurk; all fr. Sp. corcho, fr. L. cortex, corticis, bark, rind. Cf. {Cortex}.] 1. The outer layer of the bark of the cork tree ({Quercus Suber}), of which stoppers for bottles and casks are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blue 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dust one's 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • life jacket — noun life preserver consisting of a sleeveless jacket of buoyant or inflatable design • Syn: ↑life vest, ↑cork jacket • Hypernyms: ↑life preserver, ↑preserver, ↑flotation device • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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