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[rag-luh n]
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  1. a loose overcoat with raglan sleeves.
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Origin of raglan

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

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

Examples from the Web for raglan

Historical Examples

  • Thanking Lord Raglan for his extreme kindness, I took my leave.

    Soyer's Culinary Campaign

    Alexis Soyer

  • "I'm staying with Lady Knightrider at Raglan, and she brought me over," he explained.

    Lady Lilith

    Stephen McKenna

  • Raglan Church is not worthy of much attention if time is short.

  • There is also a carved oak chimney-piece from Raglan Castle.

  • Pennefather had his hands full by the time Lord Raglan arrived.

British Dictionary definitions for raglan


  1. a coat with sleeves that continue to the collar instead of having armhole seams
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  1. cut in this designa raglan sleeve
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Word Origin

C19: named after Lord Raglan


  1. 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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