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sack coat

a short coat or jacket with a straight back and no seam at the waist.
Origin of sack coat
First recorded in 1840-50
Related forms
sack-coated, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Davies slipped out of his sack coat and plunged his hands in the basin.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • Roberts: "Why, he came—to the Hibbens's dinner—in a sack coat."

    Five O'Clock Tea W. D. Howells
  • He was simply clothed in a sack coat, and trousers of dark material.

    An Annapolis First Classman Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • For an earlier breakfast, a complete morning suit, with sack coat.

  • "He had on a sack coat, and was bigger than this boy," replied John.

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    Oliver Optic
  • "Harry has no sack coat," put in Mr. Nason, eagerly catching at his evidence.

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    Oliver Optic
  • He was short and very thick, and wore a sack coat, of rough material, and a little mastiff followed him about constantly.

    Nasby in Exile David R. Locke
  • As he usually appeared in a sack coat when off the stage, the length of his legs was divertingly emphasized.

    Tales From Bohemia Robert Neilson Stephens
  • He was stuffed to the neck with ethics as loose fitting morally as the sack coat of worldly-mindedness, and he did not suspect it.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

    Corra Harris
  • He was dressed in manly attire, long trousers, sack coat and Derby hat.

    The Four Corners Abroad Amy Ella Blanchard

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