sack coat



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

Origin of sack coat

First recorded in 1840–50
Related formssack-coat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sack coat

Historical Examples of sack coat

  • On this occasion he wore a sack-coat of medium length, with side-pockets.

  • Putting his hand into the side-pocket of his sack-coat, he drew from it a small revolver.

    Down South

    Oliver Optic

  • Had the opportunity come to him, he would have worn a silk hat with a sack-coat, or a dress suit in the afternoon.

    Last of the Great Scouts

    Helen Cody Wetmore

  • But he wore that strange combination—not so strange west of the Mississippi—a sack-coat and a silk-hat at the same time.

    The Candidate

    Joseph Alexander Altsheler

  • Heathcote, with his hands in the pockets of his sack-coat, walked up and down, listening.


    Constance Fenimore Woolson