mess jacket(redirected from mess jackets)
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A waist-length fitted jacket, worn chiefly as part of a uniform on formal occasions. Also called monkey jacket, shell jacket.
(Clothing & Fashion) a waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back, worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners
a close-fitting, waist-length jacket worn by men esp. as part of a uniform.