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wooden overcoat

Slang definitions & phrases for wooden overcoat

pine overcoat

noun phrase

A coffin, esp a cheap one: what they call in the army a pine overcoat (entry form 1896+, variant 1903+)

wooden overcoat

noun phrase

pine overcoat (1903+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • "The man who comes after me will need a wooden overcoat," he promulgated.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • It was not sure then that monsieur desired the wooden overcoat?

    Yellowstone Nights Herbert Quick
  • You ought to be wearing a wooden overcoat and you will when Uncle Sam lays his hands on you.

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