Meaning of JACKET in English

n. & v.


1. a a sleeved short outer garment. b a thing worn esp. round the torso for protection or support (life-jacket).

2 a casing or covering, e.g. as insulation round a boiler.

3 dust-jacket.

4 the skin of a potato, esp. when baked whole.

5 an animal's coat.

--v.tr. (jacketed, jacketing) cover with a jacket.

Phrases and idioms:

jacket potato a baked potato served with the skin on.

Etymology: ME f. OF ja(c)quet dimin. of jaque JACK(2)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.