[rag-luh n]


a loose overcoat with raglan sleeves.

Origin of raglan

1860–65; after Lord Raglan (1788–1855), British field marshal
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Related Words for raglan

raincoat, parka, capote, ulster, surtout, topcoat, inverness, paletot

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British Dictionary definitions for raglan



a coat with sleeves that continue to the collar instead of having armhole seams


cut in this designa raglan sleeve

Word Origin for raglan

C19: named after Lord Raglan



Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan. 1788–1855, British field marshal, diplomatist, politician, and protégé of Wellington: commanded British troops (1854–55) in the Crimean War
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Word Origin and History for raglan

type of overcoat, 1863, named for British general Lord Raglan (1788-1855), commander of British forces in the Crimean War. The name is from a place in Wales.

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