Jacket vs Roundabout - What's the difference?

jacket | roundabout |


As nouns the difference between jacket and roundabout

is that jacket is a piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length while roundabout is (chiefly|uk|new zealand|and|australia) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island.

As a verb jacket

is to enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.

As a adjective roundabout is

indirect, circuitous, or circumlocutionary.

jacket

English

(wikipedia jacket)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  • A piece of a person's suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat (US)
  • A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)
  • (slang) A police record.
  • * 1995 , , 00:26:00:
  • "We got a crowd of black, white customers, out-of-state license plates, what have you. Somebody gonna check that out. They gonna drop a dime on me, call 911. With my jacket , I can't go back to jail."
  • * 1995 , , 00:43:50:
  • "Yo's jacket shows possession with intent, possession of unlicensed firearm, and assault, for which he still owes three years."
  • (military) In ordnance, a strengthening band surrounding and reinforcing the tube in which the charge is fired.
  • Synonyms

    * (sense, piece of a person's suit) coat (US ) * (removable protective cover) sleeve

    Derived terms

    * bedjacket * bookjacket * donkey jacket * dust jacket * flak jacket * jacket potato * leatherjacket * life jacket * Nehru jacket * smoking jacket

    Descendants

    * Irish: * Japanese: * Korean: * Mandarin: * Scottish Gaelic: (l) * Welsh: (l)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.
  • * 1897 , Alexander James Wallis-Tayler, Motor Cars Or Power-carriages for Common Roads
  • ...to...prevent...the loss of heat...there is also a layer of silicate cotton or slag wool. This latter material is also employed to jacket the chimney for a certain portion of its length.

    roundabout

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Indirect, circuitous, or circumlocutionary.
  • * 1896 , , From Whose Bourne , ch. 9:
  • [S]he fled, running like a deer, doubling and turning through alleys and back streets until by a very roundabout road she reached her own room.
  • * 1921 , , Indiscretions of Archie , ch. 17:
  • "Really, Bill, I think your best plan would be to go straight to father and tell him the whole thing.—You don't want him to hear about it in a roundabout way."
  • * 2001 Dec. 3, , " Rather Reports Another War," New York Times (retrieved 3 April 2014):
  • Mr. Rather flew to the area in a roundabout fashion, first landing in Bahrain, from there flying to Islamabad and then heading to Kabul by land.
  • * 2011 , Golgotha Press (ed.), 50 Classic Philosophy Books , ISBN 9781610425957, (Google preview):
  • Descartes is compelled to fall back upon a curious roundabout argument to prove that there is a world. He must first prove that God exists, and then argue that God would not deceive us into thinking that it exists when it does not.
  • Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive.
  • * 1706 , , Of the Conduct of the Understanding , item 3.3:
  • The third sort is of those who readily and sincerely follow reason, but for want of having that which one may call a large, sound, roundabout sense, have not a full view of all that relates to the question.

    Derived terms

    * roundaboutly

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, UK, New Zealand, and, Australia) A road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
  • (chiefly, British) A children's play apparatus, often found in parks, which rotates around a central axis when pushed.
  • A fairground carousel.
  • A detour
  • A short, close-fitting coat or jacket worn by men or boys, especially in the 19th century.
  • Derived terms

    * mini-roundabout

    Synonyms

    * (road junction) traffic circle, rotary

    See also

    * swings and roundabouts