from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A hooded fur outer garment worn in the Arctic, originally of pullover design but now generally having a front closure.
- n. A coat or jacket with a hood and usually a warm lining for cold-weather wear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long jacket with a hood which protects the wearer against rain and wind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An outer garment made of the skins of birds or mammals, worn by Eskimos, etc.
- n. A coat with a fur lining and a hood, used for protection in very cold weather.
- n. Any of a variety of jackets with attached hoods, usually of very warm or waterproof construction so as to provide protection from cold or rainy weather.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coat, sack, or other outer garment made of bird-skins sewed together with the feathers on the inside, worn by the Aleuts.
- n. A curious fossil from the Old Red Sandstone of Scotland and England.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kind of heavy jacket (`windcheater' is a British term)
Made of pile fleece, the parka is lined with 200 grams of Thinsulate in the torso, 100 grams in the sleeves, and 60 in the hood.
The hood of her squirrel-skin parka was tossed back, revealing the cameo-like oval of her face outlined against her heavily-massed hair.
The hood of her squirrel-skin parka was about her hair, and well drawn up around her throat; but her hands were unmittened and nimbly at work with needle and sinew, completing the last fantastic design on a belt of leather faced with bright scarlet cloth.
The hood of her squirrelskin parka was about her hair and well drawn up around her throat; but her hands were unmittened and nimbly at work with needle and sinew, completing the last fantastic design on a belt of leather faced with bright, scarlet cloth.
Then the light was parted by a fur-clad figure, and an Indian girl slipped out of the webs, threw back the hood of her squirrel-skin parka, and stood in their midst.
Ere her eyes closed for the last time she took my hand and slipped it under her squirrel-skin parka to her waist.
If they say it's going to be sunny and warm, I grab a rain parka.
And Okiakuta, my mother, laid beside me my squirrel-skin parka.
These days, a parka is a vital constituent of the female and male wardrobe.
His head and broad shoulders disappeared as he squirmed into his shedding caribou-calfskin parka.