- an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back.
- a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen.
Origin of box coat
First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for box coat
- a plain short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders
- a heavy overcoat, worn formerly by coachmen
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