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Norfolk jacket

a loosely belted single-breasted jacket, with box pleats in front and back.
Also called Norfolk coat.
Origin of Norfolk jacket
1865-70; after Norfolk county in England Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One grey flannel suit of “Norfolk jacket” and trousers lasted for three trips, but at sea the blue colour answers.

  • He wore a Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers, and his tanned boots were polished till they shone like glass.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • He patted his Norfolk jacket and took his ground with his back to the gate.

    The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells
British Dictionary definitions for Norfolk jacket

Norfolk jacket

a man's single-breasted belted jacket with one or two chest pockets and a box pleat down the back
Word Origin
C19: worn in Norfolk for duck shooting
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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