Pronunciation: (pär'ku), [key]
1. a fur coat, shirtlike and hooded, for wear in the arctic and other regions of extreme cold.
2. a hip-length jacket or overshirt with an attached hood, often of wool or of a windproof, water-repellent material lined or trimmed with wool, used by skiers, hunters, the military, etc.
3. any coat or jacket with a hood, as a hooded raincoat or windbreaker.
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