• A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  • A piece of a person's suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat; coat
  • A protective or insulating cover for an object (e.g. a book, hot water tank, bullet.)
  • A police record.
  • In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  • The tough outer skin of a baked potato.
  • A bastard child, in particular one whose father is unaware that they are not the child’s biological father.



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  • From Middle French jacquet, diminutive of Old French jaque.

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