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Doggett's Coat and Badge race

noun
  1. an annual rowing race held on the River Thames to commemorate the accession of George I: the winner is presented with a coat bearing an embroidered badge

Word Origin

C18: after Thomas Doggett (1670–1721), British actor who initiated it
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