Cardigan vs. Jacket

By Jaxson

  • Jacket

    A jacket is a mid-stomach–length garment for the upper body. A jacket typically has sleeves, and fastens in the front or slightly on the side. A jacket is generally lighter, tighter-fitting, and less insulating than a coat, which is outerwear. Some jackets are fashionable, while others serve as protective clothing.

  • Cardigan (noun)

    A type of sweater or jumper that fastens up the front with buttons or a zipper, usually machine- or hand-knitted from wool.

  • Jacket (noun)

    A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.

  • Jacket (noun)

    A piece of a person’s suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat; coat US

  • Jacket (noun)

    A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (e.g. a book, hot water tank.)

  • Jacket (noun)

    A police record.

  • Jacket (noun)

    In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.

  • Jacket (noun)

    The tough outer skin of a baked potato.

    “Cook the potatoes in their jackets.”

  • Jacket (verb)

    To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.

  • Cardigan (noun)

    a knitted jumper fastening down the front.

Oxford Dictionary

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