shell jacket

noun
a close-fitting, semiformal jacket, with a short back, worn in the tropics in place of a tuxedo.

Origin:
1830–40

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shell jacket
 
n
an army officer's waist-length mess jacket

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Dress accordingly, and carry a shell jacket and pants in case the weather changes.
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