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raglan

[rag-luh n] /ˈræg lən/
noun
1.
a loose overcoat with raglan sleeves.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; after Lord Raglan (1788-1855), British field marshal
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  • For example, both raglan and set-in sleeves may be used, and even the slant of the raglan line may vary considerably.
British Dictionary definitions for raglan

raglan

/ˈræɡlən/
noun
1.
a coat with sleeves that continue to the collar instead of having armhole seams
adjective
2.
cut in this design: a raglan sleeve
Word Origin
C19: named after Lord Raglan

Raglan

/ˈræɡlən/
noun
1.
Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan. 1788–1855, British field marshal, diplomatist, politician, and protégé of Wellington: commanded British troops (1854–55) in the Crimean War
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Word Origin and History for raglan
n.

type of overcoat, 1863, named for British general Lord Raglan (1788-1855), commander of British forces in the Crimean War. The name is from a place in Wales.

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