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pilot cloth

a type of thick blue cloth used esp to make sailor's coats
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • A skirtless loose rough coat, made of Flushing or pilot cloth.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • He looked over and saw a middle-aged man dressed in the pilot cloth of the master's wear.

    A Tale of Two Tunnels William Clark Russell
  • He put on a coat of pilot cloth, unhooked the barometer, and stowed it away in a capacious pocket.

    South Sea Tales Jack London

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