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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wa′ter jack`et(n.)

  1. a water-filled casing or compartment used to water-cool something, as an engine or machine gun.

    Category: Machinery

Origin of water jacket:

1865–70

Princeton's WordNet

  1. water jacket(noun)

    a container filled with water that surrounds a machine to cool it; especially that surrounding the cylinder block of an engine

Freebase

  1. Water jacket

    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.

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