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box coat

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noun
  1. an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back.
  2. a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen.
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Origin of box coat

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for box coat

Historical Examples

  • He gives "the young woman" a ride, and lends her his box-coat in the rain.

    Coaches and Coaching

    Leigh Hunt

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for box coat

box coat

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