Jácket. n.s. [jacquet, French.]
- A short coat; a close waistcoat.
In a blue jacket, with a cross of red. Hubberd's Tale.
And hens, and dogs, and hogs a feeding by;
And here a sailor's jacket hangs to dry. Swift.
Jack pudding, in his party-colour'd jacket,
Tosses the glove, and jokes at ev'ry packet. Gay.
- To beat one's Jacket, is to beat the man.
She fell upon the jacket of the parson, who stood gaping at her. L'Estrange.