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jacket

Engineering
1. any exterior covering or casing, such as the insulating cover of a boiler
2. the part of the cylinder block of an internal-combustion engine that encloses the coolant
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
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Jacket

 

a covering, usually removable, of a book or booklet in the form of a sheet with flaps. It is generally made of heavy paper coated for purposes of reinforcement or covered with a transparent synthetic film that also improves the jacket’s appearance. Jackets are sometimes made from polymer films. Originally, jackets were used to protect the bindings of expensive editions from damage; they were later used for purposes of publicity as well. The jacket sometimes serves a purely aesthetic purpose.

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jacket

[′jak·ət]
(mechanical engineering)
The space around an engine cylinder through which a cooling liquid circulates.
(nucleonics)
A thin container for one or more fuel slugs, used to prevent the fuel from escaping into the coolant of a reactor. Also known as can; cartridge.
(ordnance)
Cylinder of steel covering and strengthening the breech end of a gun or howitzer tube.
The water jacket on some machine guns.
(petroleum engineering)
The support structure of a steel offshore production platform; it is fixed to the seabed by piling, and the superstructure is mounted on it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

jacket

jacket, 1
1. A metal or cloth covering over the heat insulation which is applied to exposed heating pipes and ducts.
2. An outer casing around a pipe or vessel, the space between being filled with a fluid for cooling, heating, or maintaining a fixed temperature.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

jacket

jacket
A metal shroud used to insulate a portion of the hot section of a gas turbine engine. A jacket prevents heat damage to the aircraft structure.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

jacket

A plastic housing that contains a floppy disk. The 5.25" disk is built into a flexible jacket; the 3.5" disk uses a rigid jacket.
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In book collecting, condition has two factors: the book itself--i.e., the binding--and the dust jacket. Books Tell You Why has a nice explanation of the different factors (blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/theimportance-of-condition-in-rarebook-collecting).
The First Edition is a very attractive volume, but in the two copies under consideration, the combination of blue cloth and yellow lettering with a dust jacket principally in orange and black is not aesthetically pleasing.
The dust jacket had a little bit of wear and tear but, when you took it off, the book was in mint condition," he revealed.
The people in these pages are as dull and as uninteresting as the dust jacket is bright and colourful.
It will indeed take some time, as Stephen Greenblatt observes in a remark printed on the dust jacket, for scholars fully to assimilate Knapp's claims about the theater's ministry to the spiritual problems of Reformation England.
Though the dust jacket offended us by Hailing it as "the best collection of sports-writing ever," it did carry the promise of something special: a word-for-word transcription of a conversation between the editor (Plimpton) and the great center of Lombardi's Packer team's, Bill Curry.
Here, blares the dust jacket, is a revered place of pilgrimage in the middle of Lakota Sioux country, portraying four men who, whatever their other achievements, "were deeply involved in the national project of wiping out the American Indian." Here's a grand sculpture created by a man, Borglum, who was "a highranking member of the Ku Klux Klan and a virulent racist." Indeed, here is a "mountain that came into the possession of the United States through the abrogation of an 1868 treaty with the Lakota." Such a background, says Lamer, cannot help but affect Rushmore's message.
NOW that Beatle Monthly has hit the dust jacket of history after 40 years, news arrives of another new chapter --The British Beatles Fan Club.
On the dust jacket of Allen Tate's Essays of Four Decades, the poet, critic, novelist, Southern Agrarian rests his elbow on the arm of his wooden chair, holding the cigarette between thumb and forefinger.
Landers Publishing, PO Box 3082, Dural, NSW 2158 Australia, 2002 ISBN 1-876713-05-4 Hard cover with dust jacket, 300 pp., hundreds of b & w photos and drawings, 2 colour plates, 22 x 29 cm, Price A$99.00, posted to Australian addresses.
Prof Tim Brighouse, asked to review the book in a national education publication, said the best thing about it was the dust jacket.