Creative Prompt #282: Jacket

Happy Hallowe’en for those of you who are taking kids out trick or treating, going to parties or dressing up for office events. Now, on to the show!


Yellow jacket (bug)

The Jacket (2005 movie)


Full Metal Jacket

Jacket magazine: Quarterly review of new writing, with poetry, creative prose, interviews, reviews, and informative feature articles.

Definition: “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.” (Wikipedia)

letterman jacket

Columbus Blue Jackets

flight jacket

Life jacket

Definition 2: “In other contexts, the term typically refers to a tight-fitting covering, often for protective purposes, for example:

  • Dust jacket, the detachable outer cover of a book
  • Jacket matrix, a square matrix that is a generalization of the Hadamard matrix
  • Jacket potato, a baked potato filled with other ingredients
  • Jacketed vessel, a container designed for controlling the temperature of its contents
  • Bullet jacket, the plating/covering of a bullet‘s core with metal to give it a higher velocity
  • The supporting legs and lattice framework of an offshore fixed steel oil platform
  • In paleontology, a field jacket is a plaster or similar covering to transport fragile fossils

As a proper name, Jacket can refer to:

field jacket

One Warm Coat (organization)

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List of Jackets from Wikipedia:

Tabard loose sleeveless outer garment

  • Tunic, a thigh length coat or jacket worn with a wide range of military and civilian uniforms
  • Varsity jacket also known as a letter jacket or letterman jacket
  • Windbreaker (N. American, Japan) or windcheater (UK)
  • Tracksuit jacket
  • Vacuum jacket (Chemistry)
  • Wamus, also called a “roundabout,” a traditional American term for a short jacket.