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jacket

 [jak´et]
an encasement or covering for the trunk, especially the thorax.
plaster-of-Paris jacket a casing of plaster of paris enveloping the body, for the purpose of giving support or correcting deformities; see also cast.
Sayre's jacket a plaster of Paris jacket used as a support for the vertebral column.
strait jacket popular name for camisole.

jack·et

(jak'et),
1. A fixed bandage applied around the body to immobilize the spine.
2. In dentistry, a term commonly used in reference to an artificial crown composed of fired porcelain or acrylic resin.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr. jaquet, dim. of jaque, tunic, fr. Jacques, nickname of Fr. peasants.]

jack·et

(jak'ĕt)
1. A fixed bandage applied around the body to immobilize the spine.
2. dentistry An artificial crown composed of fired porcelain or acrylic resin.

jack·et

(jak'ĕt)
In dentistry, term meaning an artificial crown composed of fired porcelain or acrylic resin.
References in classic literature ?
McGREGOR hung up the little jacket and the shoes for a scare-crow to frighten the blackbirds.
It was the second little jacket and pair of shoes that Peter had lost in a fortnight!
The red colors above faded away as the sun vanished, but a million stars were lighted, a million lamps shone; and the King's Son spread out his arms towards heaven, and wood, and sea; when at the same moment, coming by a path to the right, appeared, in his wooden shoes and jacket, the poor boy who had been confirmed with him.
'I wanted to know,' I said, trembling, 'if you would buy a jacket.'
'Oh, how much for the jacket?' cried the old man, after examining it.
'Oh, my liver!' cried the old man, throwing the jacket on a shelf.
When all of the twelve mice had thus concealed themselves, the Scarecrow buttoned his Jacket securely and then arose and thanked the Queen for her kindness.
The girl in the tan jacket turned again, and looked in the eyes of Mrs.
Pickwick, in the same tone, 'it is not half the insult to you, that your appearance in my presence in a green velvet jacket, with a two-inch tail, would be to me.'
Tupman in full brigand's costume, with a very tight jacket, sitting like a pincushion over his back and shoulders, the upper portion of his legs incased in the velvet shorts, and the lower part thereof swathed in the complicated bandages to which all brigands are peculiarly attached.
Billina whispered something in the Scarecrow's ear that made him smile and put his hands in his jacket pockets.
The Nome King had left his throne and pressed through his warriors to the front ranks, so he could see what was going on; but as he faced Ozma and her friends the Scarecrow, as if aroused to action by the valor of the private, drew one of Billina's eggs from his right jacket pocket and hurled it straight at the little monarch's head.