- a short coat of thick wool, usually double-breasted and navy in color, worn by seamen, fishermen, etc.
- a jacket or short coat styled like this, worn by adults and children.
Origin of pea jacket
Examples from the Web for pea jacket
But I pulled my cap down over my eyes and buttoned up my pea-jacket.The Opal Serpent
He was dressed in a pea-jacket and dungaree pants, but had no boots.Rdan The Devil And Other Stories
Fortunate it was for him, that the cloth of his pea-jacket was not of the best quality.The Ocean Waifs
He flung off his pea-jacket and possessed himself of An-ina's chair.The Heart of Unaga
Put on your worst suit of clothes, and throw your pea-jacket into the boat.The Congo Rovers
- a sailor's short heavy double-breasted overcoat of navy wool
Word Origin and History for pea jacket
1721, loan-translation of North Frisian pijekkat, from Dutch pijjekker, from pij "coarse woolen cloth" + jekker "jacket." Middle English had pee "coat of coarse, thick wool" (late 15c.). Related: Pea-coat.