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water jacket

noun
1.
a water-filled casing or compartment used to water-cool something, as an engine or machine gun.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70

water-jacket

[waw-ter-jak-it, wot-er-] /ˈwɔ tərˌdʒæk ɪt, ˈwɒt ər-/
verb (used with object)
1.
to surround or fit with a water jacket.
Origin
1875-80
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Examples from the web for water jacket
  • During periods of low airflow, creosote collects on the water jacket walls.
  • The equipment for testing compressed gas type cylinders shall be of the water jacket type.
  • Although the water jacket is a welded system, openings are designed to add and remove water from the water jacket.
  • Power for battery charger and water jacket heater from an outside source.
  • Their works at the mine consist of two water jacket furnaces, capable of smelting from eighty to ninety tons of ore daily.
  • The reactor temperature was controlled by means of a water jacket.
  • Heat was supplied by a recirculating water bath that provided flow through the water jacket surrounding the purge and trap vessel.
  • The coolant is then routed back into the water jacket where it picks up more heat to repeat the process.
British Dictionary definitions for water jacket

water jacket

noun
1.
a water-filled envelope or container surrounding a machine, engine, or part for cooling purposes, esp the casing around the cylinder block of a pump or internal-combustion engine Compare air jacket
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