Any of several small wasps of the family Vespidae that have yellow and black markings and nest in the ground, in trees, or in buildings.
Any of several small social wasps or hornets (family Vespidae) having bright-yellow markings.
Yellow-jacket Sentence Examples
He was re-zipping his front bag when he glanced down at a biker a switchback below him pulling off a jersey and donning a bright yellow jacket.
Dean strained for a glimpse of the yellow jacket he had pursued so vigorously but either he had missed the rider or the biker had shed the jacket to the warmth of the valley.
"I chased your yellow jacket down Wolfe Creek Pass today," Dean said.
There are no orders for natives, and such distinctions as are conferred by the different coloured buttons of the mandarins, the grades indicated by the number of peacocks' feathers, the gift of the yellow jacket and the like, are rather insignia of rank or personal marks of honour than orders, whether of knighthood or merit, in the European sense.
He was wearing dark trousers and a bright yellow jacket with brown panels.