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A jacket having an airtight lining which, when inflated, supports the wearer in water; a life jacket (obsolete).
2A jacket in which air or gas is circulated to reduce loss of heat from an enclosed vessel.
Mid 18th century; earliest use found in General Magazine Arts & Science.
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