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sack coat

a short coat or jacket with a straight back and no seam at the waist.
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sack-coated, adjective Unabridged
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  • But he wore that strange combination—not so strange west of the Mississippi—a sack-coat and a silk-hat at the same time.

    The Candidate Joseph Alexander Altsheler
  • Putting his hand into the side-pocket of his sack-coat, he drew from it a small revolver.

    Down South Oliver Optic
  • Had the opportunity come to him, he would have worn a silk hat with a sack-coat, or a dress suit in the afternoon.

    Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
  • On this occasion he wore a sack-coat of medium length, with side-pockets.

  • Heathcote, with his hands in the pockets of his sack-coat, walked up and down, listening.

    Anne Constance Fenimore Woolson
  • With it the sack-coat, or pilot-jacket, burrowed its way in, the cut and insignia of these showing many variations.

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