Crossword clues for parka
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Parka \Par"ka\, Parkee \Par"kee\, n. [Russ. parka, parki, dim. of para a pair, fr. G. paar, L. par. Cf. Pair.]
An outer garment made of the skins of birds or mammals, worn by Eskimos, etc.
A coat with a fur lining and a hood, used for protection in very cold weather.
Hence: 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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1780, from Aleut parka, from Russian parka "a pelt or jacket made from pelt," from Samoyed.
n. A long jacket with a hood which protects the wearer against rain and wind.
A parka or anorak is a type of coat with a hood, often lined with fur or faux fur. The hood protects the face from freezing temperatures and wind. The Caribou Inuit invented this kind of garment, originally made from caribou or seal skin, for hunting and kayaking in the frigid Arctic. Some Inuit anoraks require regular coating with fish oil to retain their water resistance.
The words anorak and parka have been used interchangeably, but they are somewhat different garments. Strictly speaking, an anorak is a waterproof, hooded, pull-over jacket without a front opening, and sometimes drawstrings at the waist and cuffs, and a parka is a knee-length cold-weather coat, typically stuffed with down or very warm synthetic fiber, and with a fur-lined hood.
Parka may refer to:
- Anorak, clothing
- Parka (plant), Silurian plant genus
- La Parka, the Mexican masked profession wrestler, Adolfo Tapia
- La Parka II, a Mexican masked professional wrestler
- Super Parka, the Mexican masked profession wrestler, Ramón Ibarra Banda
- Parka (Band), a German indie rock band
- The Reaper (2013 film), a Mexican documentary film, originally released as La parka
Parka is a three person German indie rock band. It consists of Martin "Fly“ Fliegenschmidt (guitar, singer), Gianni Dedola (bass), and Raphael Sbrzesny (drums). The group has played with these members since the end of 2006. Their first live performance with this lineup was in the beginning of 2007.
Usage examples of "parka".
Leaving the girl crying softly over her man, Malemute Kid slipped into his parka and snowshoes, tucked his rifle under his arm, and crept away into the forest.
He slipped the light, soft underfur over his head, and then he put on his shagshay furs, his trousers and parka.
He untied the laces that held the parka closed then pulled her arms free and tossed the soggy fur garment on the floor.
He pulled on a dirty blue parka, the sort every Alaskan wore for outdoor chores, and set a rabbit-fur hat on his head.
The parkas were richly decorated with beadwork of bone, ivory, shell, animal teeth, and black-tipped white ermine tells.
Lieutenant Bonn emerged from his quarters and strode down the hall, jerking on his parka.
Before turning back toward the border, Dixon noticed that Cerro had a white helmet cover, a commodity in even shorter supply than the white parka.
The fourth, incomplete album began with a sparkle of her chastest images: Armande in a pink parka, Armande jewel-bright, Armande careening on skis through the sugar dust.
There was also, incongruously enough, a very ordinary old-fashioned wooden coatrack, with a bright orange insulated coverall hanging from it, and a bright red parka hanging next to it.
He hung the coveralls and parka carefully, and set the boots out by the coatrack, making sure all was neat and orderly, placing each item where it belonged.
She fantasized about an FBI assignment in Tampa as she zipped her parka, clamped on earmuffs, and wound her scarf around her head and neck.
They took off their outer parkas and sat down on the felted wool pads that covered the ground.
The cameraman pulled a microcassette recorder from the breast pocket of his parka and clicked it off.
A second later she came back and tore off her parka and tucked it out of sight, too.
Needing to do something useful, he pulled on his jeans, pushed his feet into boots and his arms into a parka, went out back to the sugarhouse, and flipped on the lights.