sack coat

  1. a short coat or jacket with a straight back and no seam at the waist.

Origin of sack coat

First recorded in 1840–50

Other words from sack coat

  • sack-coated, adjective

Words Nearby sack coat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sack coat in a sentence

  • Tom put on a Guernsey jacket, and then drew over it a short, thick sack coat.

    Fighting the Sea | Edward A. Rand
  • Huge Democracy, walking the streets everywhere in its sack coat, has asserted so much; irrevocably, brooking no reply!

    Past and Present | Thomas Carlyle
  • Generally a sack coat makes a very tall man look shorter, and a frock-coat looks all the better for a change.

    The Golden Censer | John McGovern
  • The man wore a slouch hat, sack coat, and had a moustache and full beard.

    An Annapolis First Classman | Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
  • It was composed of a dark sack coat, out of which two articles fell to the floor.

    An Annapolis First Classman | Lt.Com Edward L. Beach