Air jacket
Air jacket Air" jack`et A jacket having air-tight cells, or cavities which can be filled with air, to render persons buoyant in swimming. [1913 Webster]

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  • air jacket — n. a compartment filled with air, surrounding some part of a machine, esp. for checking heat transmission …   English World dictionary

  • air jacket — noun an inflatable life jacket • Syn: ↑Mae West • Hypernyms: ↑life jacket, ↑life vest, ↑cork jacket * * * 1. an envelope of enclosed air around part of a machine, as for checking the transmission of heat. 2. Brit. See …   Useful english dictionary

  • air jacket — 1. an envelope of enclosed air around part of a machine, as for checking the transmission of heat. 2. Brit. See life jacket. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • air jacket — /ˈɛə dʒækət/ (say air jakuht) noun 1. an envelope of enclosed air about part of a machine, as for checking the transmission of heat. 2. a lifebelt …   Australian English dictionary

  • air jacket — life vest that can be filled with air to keep one afloat …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • air-cool — air cooled, adj. /air koohl /, v.t. 1. Mach. to remove the heat of combustion, friction, etc., from (a machine, engine, or device), as by air streams flowing over an engine jacket. 2. to cool by means of air conditioning. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

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