jacket

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
jacket

Plural
jackets

  1. (countable) A jacket is a piece of clothing with long sleeves that you wear over a shirt. A jacket is not as long as a coat.
    He took his phone from the pocket of his jacket.
    He pulled on his pants, grabbed his leather jacket, and ran out the door.
    The girl wore a wool jacket that was so short you could almost see her stomach.
    They wore red shirts, or jackets from the English Army.
  2. (countable) A jacket is a covering on something such as a book or a record.
    Most Oz books don't have their original dust jackets because the books were so well loved.
    He slipped the record carefully from the jacket.
    A wire to go underground should have a jacket that will not allow water to enter.
    We had a meal of potatoes boiled in their jackets, fish, black bread and butter, and pickled beets.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
jacket

Third-person singular
jackets

Past tense
jacketed

Past participle
jacketed

Present participle
jacketing

  1. (transitive) If you jacket something, you put a jacket on it.
  2. (transitive) If jackets , covers .
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