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shell jacket

noun
1.
a close-fitting, semiformal jacket, with a short back, worn in the tropics in place of a tuxedo.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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  • Dress accordingly, and carry a shell jacket and pants in case the weather changes.
British Dictionary definitions for shell jacket

shell jacket

noun
1.
an army officer's waist-length mess jacket
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