book jacket

a removable paper cover, usually illustrated, for protecting the binding of a book and usually giving information about the book and the author.
[1925-30]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • jacket */*/*/ — UK [ˈdʒækɪt] / US [ˈdʒækət] noun [countable] Word forms jacket : singular jacket plural jackets 1) a short coat that covers the upper part of the body and is made in many styles for different occasions and different kinds of weather a… …   English dictionary

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  • jacket — (n.) mid 15c., short garment for men, from M.Fr. jaquet short coat with sleeves, dim. of O.Fr. jaque, a kind of tunic, probably from Jacque, the male proper name, also the generic name of a French peasant (see JACQUERIE (Cf. jacquerie)), but… …   Etymology dictionary

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