• A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)
  • A piece of a person's suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat; coat.
  • (military) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  • A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  • (slang) A police record.


  • (transitive) To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.

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