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box coat

noun
1.
an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back.
2.
a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen.
Origin of box coat
1815-1825
1815-25
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  • Brown kilted skirt and box coat, brown furs and brown gloves.

    Three Little Women Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • His English box coat doesn't fit him any better than any other box would.

    Europe Revised Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for box coat

box coat

noun
1.
a plain short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders
2.
a heavy overcoat, worn formerly by coachmen
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