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Sweater vs. Jacket

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sweater and Jacket is that the Sweater is a knitted garment for the upper body and Jacket is a clothing for the upper body.

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  • Sweater (noun)

    A knitted jacket or jersey, usually of thick wool, worn by athletes before or after exercise.

  • Sweater (noun)

    A similar warmth.

  • Sweater (noun)

    One who sweats (produces sweat).

  • Sweater (noun)

    One who or that which causes to sweat.

  • Sweater (noun)

    A diaphoretic remedy.

  • Sweater (noun)

    One who sweats coins, i.e. removes small portions by shaking them.

  • 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.

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  • Sweater (noun)

    One who sweats.

  • Sweater (noun)

    One who, or that which, causes to sweat

  • Jacket (noun)

    A short upper garment, extending downward to the hips; a short coat without skirts.

  • Jacket (noun)

    An outer covering for anything, esp. a covering of some nonconducting material such as wood or felt, used to prevent radiation of heat, as from a steam boiler, cylinder, pipe, etc.

  • Jacket (noun)

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

  • Jacket (noun)

    A garment resembling a waistcoat lined with cork, to serve as a life preserver; - called also cork jacket.

  • Jacket

    To put a jacket on; to furnish, as a boiler, with a jacket.

  • Jacket

    To thrash; to beat.

Webster Dictionary
  • Sweater (noun)

    a crocheted or knitted garment covering the upper part of the body

  • Sweater (noun)

    a person who perspires

  • Jacket (noun)

    a short coat

  • Jacket (noun)

    an outer wrapping or casing;

    "phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets"

  • Jacket (noun)

    (dentistry) an artificial crown fitted over a broken or decayed tooth

  • Jacket (noun)

    the outer skin of a potato

  • Jacket (noun)

    the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition

  • Jacket (verb)

    provide with a thermally non-conducting cover;

    "The tubing needs to be jacketed"

  • Jacket (verb)

    put a jacket on;

    "The men were jacketed"

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