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Norfolk jacket

noun
1.
a loosely belted single-breasted jacket, with box pleats in front and back.
Also called Norfolk coat.
Origin of Norfolk jacket
1865-1870
1865-70; after Norfolk county in England
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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

noun
1.
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
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