peacoat

or pea coat

[ pee-koht ]
/ ˈpiˌkoʊt /

noun

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Origin of peacoat

1780–90, Americanism;pea (see pea jacket) + coat
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Example sentences from the Web for peacoat

  • Peacoat coughing as if he had had enough of that, I said no more.

    Reprinted Pieces|Charles Dickens
  • I borrow a peacoat of one of the crew, and in that practical disguise am doubtfully permitted to pass into one of the boats.

    Selected Stories|Bret Harte
  • Tunis had shaken his peacoat free of the clinging snow and now stamped his sea-boots on the rug.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper