What does the word jerkin mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A jacket.

Usage examples for jerkin

  1. He wore his hair long, as his fathers had done, and dressed in the styles of two centuries ago; his breeches were clasped with large silver buckles at the knees, and his red jerkin was gathered about his waist with a leathern girdle. – Tales From Two Hemispheres by Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen
  2. Even Humfrey had brought in his cloak- bag wherewithal to make himself presentable, and soon appeared, a well- knit and active figure, in a plain dark blue jerkin, with white slashes, and long hose knitted by his mother's dainty fingers, and well- preserved shoes with blue rosettes, and a flat blue velvet cap, with an exquisite black and sapphire feather in it fastened by a curious brooch. – Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland by Charlotte M. Yonge
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