Definitions for water jacket
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word water jacket
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a water-filled casing or compartment used to water-cool something, as an engine or machine gun.
Origin of water jacket:
a container filled with water that surrounds a machine to cool it; especially that surrounding the cylinder block of an engine
A water jacket is a water-filled casing surrounding a device, typically a metal sheath having intake and outlet vents to allow water to be pumped through and circulated. The flow of water to an external heating or cooling device allows precise temperature control of the device.
Find a translation for the water jacket definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these water jacket definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"water jacket." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 24 Nov. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/water jacket>.