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or pea coat

[pee-koht] /ˈpiˌkoʊt/
Origin of peacoat
1780-90, Americanism; pea (see pea jacket) + coat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • peacoat coughing as if he had had enough of that, I said no more.

    Reprinted Pieces Charles Dickens
  • Tunis had shaken his peacoat free of the clinging snow and now stamped his sea-boots on the rug.

    Sheila of Big Wreck Cove James A. Cooper
  • I borrow a peacoat of one of the crew, and in that practical disguise am doubtfully permitted to pass into one of the boats.

    Selected Stories Bret Harte

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