jacket

n.

  1. A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.
  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.
  3. In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reenforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  4. A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; -- called also cork jacket.

v. t.

  1. To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.
  2. To thrash; to beat.