box coat

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noun

an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back.
a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen.

Nearby words

  1. box bolt,
  2. box calf,
  3. box camera,
  4. box canyon,
  5. box chronometer,
  6. box column,
  7. box cornice,
  8. box cutter,
  9. box elder,
  10. box frame

Origin of box coat

First recorded in 1815–25

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Examples from the Web for box coat

  • The citoyenne Gamelin pressed her daughter to her bosom, and dropped a tear on the collar of the box-coat.

    The Gods are Athirst|Anatole France
  • He gives "the young woman" a ride, and lends her his box-coat in the rain.



British Dictionary definitions for box coat

box coat

noun

a plain short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders
a heavy overcoat, worn formerly by coachmen
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