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pilot cloth

noun
  1. a type of thick blue cloth used esp to make sailor's coats
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Examples from the Web for pilot cloth

Historical Examples

  • Blew having stripped off his pilot-cloth coat, is in his shirt-sleeves.

    The Flag of Distress

    Mayne Reid

  • If you take him you will carry a romance in pilot-cloth to sea with you.

    The Last Entry

    William Clark Russell

  • They came in sea-boots, pilot-cloth trousers, and knitted jerseys; and they were for a while objects of derision.

    The Making Of A Novelist

    David Christie Murray

  • It wore a blue jacket with slashed sleeves and braided edging and a greatcoat of pilot-cloth.

    A Book of Discovery

    Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge

  • His pilot-cloth trousers spangled all over with silver herring scales, were tucked into great, bucket-boots.