A very large jacket, usually down filled with an overly huge hood with an extra furry lining. These are particularily useful in Ottawa Winter, but also anywhere that the temperature reaches below -20 degrees Celcius.

The design of the parka is after Inuit tradition originally.

Par"ka (?), 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.

 

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