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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. 2017.
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  • He was dressed in a sack coat of dark "pepper-and-salt," with waistcoat and trousers to match.

    David Harum Edward Noyes Westcott
  • He was simply clothed in a sack coat, and trousers of dark material.

    An Annapolis First Classman Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • But when he gets into a sack coat and derby hat I'm bettin' that maybe we'll fetch up somewheres on the East Side.

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

    Try Again Oliver Optic
  • He buttoned his sack coat up tightly and turned up the collar.

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

    Try Again Oliver Optic
  • Generally a sack coat makes a very tall man look shorter, and a frock-coat looks all the better for a change.

    The Golden Censer John McGovern
  • 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
  • The father was therefore called Cabesang Tales and had to order a sack coat, buy a felt hat, and prepare to spend his money.

    The Reign of Greed Jose Rizal
  • 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

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