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jer·kin

 (jûr′kĭn)
n.
1. A close-fitting, hip-length, collarless jacket having no sleeves but often extended shoulders, belted and worn over a doublet by men especially in the 1500s.
2. A short, close-fitting, often sleeveless coat or jacket, usually of leather.

[Origin unknown.]

jerkin

(ˈdʒɜːkɪn)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a sleeveless and collarless short jacket worn by men or women
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a man's sleeveless and collarless fitted jacket, often made of leather, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries
[C16: of unknown origin]

jer•kin

(ˈdʒɜr kɪn)

n.
a close-fitting jacket or short coat, usu. sleeveless, often of leather.
[1510–20; orig. uncertain]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jerkin - a tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former timesjerkin - a tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former times
jacket - a short coat
Translations

jerkin

[ˈdʒɜːkɪn] Nchaleco m

jerkin

[ˈdʒɜːrkɪn] n (= garment) → gilet m sans manches

jerkin

nJacke f; (Hist) → (Leder)wams nt

jerkin

[ˈdʒɜːkɪn] ngilè m inv
References in classic literature ?
Having stripped his robe, I had no choice but to let him have the wearing of my good leathern jerkin and hose, for, as he said, it was chilling to the blood and unseemly to the eye to stand frockless whilst I made my orisons.
No one had heard him, and Konstantin, taking off his galoshes, listened to what the gentleman in the jerkin was saying.
His felt doublet and leather jerkin made a spot on the velvet and silk which surrounded him.
Having thus fixed fifty hooks to as many cables, I went back to the north-east coast, and putting off my coat, shoes, and stockings, walked into the sea, in my leathern jerkin, about half an hour before high water.
Today I go into the coslupak" (unpeopled country, or literally, no man's land) "between the Band-lu and the Kro-lu, and there I fashion my bow and my arrows and my shield; there I hunt the red deer for the leathern jerkin which is the badge of my new estate.
Taking advantage of the forced wait De Vac undressed the Prince and clothed him in other garments, which had been wrapped in the bundle hidden beneath the thwart; a little red cotton tunic with hose to match, a black doublet and a tiny leather jerkin and leather cap.
I count for a hundred," replied Don Quixote, and without more words he drew his sword and attacked the Yanguesans and excited and impelled by the example of his master, Sancho did the same; and to begin with, Don Quixote delivered a slash at one of them that laid open the leather jerkin he wore, together with a great portion of his shoulder.
His clothes were coated with dirt, one of his hosen had slipped halfway down from his knee, the sleeve of his jerkin was split, and his face was streaked with sweat and dirt.
Now, I don't set sufficient store on the cut of my jerkin to risk being hung at Tyburn or sent for change of scene to the Indies.
A more complete article of defensive armor was a buff jerkin or shirt of great thickness, made of doublings of elk skin, and reaching to the feet, holes being left for the head and arms.
All scarlet were his hose and jerkin, and scarlet was his cowled cap, with a scarlet feather stuck in the side of it.
A coachman in a jerkin, who stood nearest, sprang forward and snatched it up.