pea jacket


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pea jacket

n.

[Probably Early Modern English pee, jacket of coarse cloth (from Middle Dutch pij, coarse woolen fabric, coarse woolen garment often worn by sailors, of unknown origin) + jacket.]

pea jacket

(ˈpiːˌkəʊt) or

peacoat

n
(Nautical Terms) a sailor's short heavy double-breasted overcoat of navy wool
[C18: from Dutch pijjekker, from pij coat of coarse cloth + jekker jacket]

pea′ jack`et


n.
1. a short, double-breasted coat of navy-blue wool, worn by seamen.
2. any jacket or short coat resembling this.
Also called peacoat.
[1715–25, Amer.; pea, variant sp. of pay, pee, pie coat of coarse woolen cloth (late Middle English pee, pey, pie; akin to Dutch pij, dial. Frisian pey, dial. Swedish paje); perhaps modeled on Frisian (N Frisian) pijekkat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pea jacket - a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacketpea jacket - a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacket
jacket - a short coat
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They still preserved their ample buckskin seat intact; and so his short pea jacket and his long, thin legs assisted to make him a picturesque object whenever he stood on the forecastle looking abroad upon the ocean over the bows.
It would have been worth any price if the father of this hopeful youth could have stepped on board some time, and seen him standing high on the fore-castle, pea jacket, tasseled red fez, buckskin patch and all, placidly contemplating the ocean--a rare spectacle for any body's drawing-room.
The public costume of the young people was of the Highland kind, but the night being damp and cold, the young gentleman wore over his kilt a man's pea jacket reaching to his ankles, and a glazed hat; the young lady too was muffled in an old cloth pelisse and had a handkerchief tied about her head.
The designer defined a new style and composed the quintessential elements of the modern woman's wardrobe: the pea jacket and trench-coat in 1962; the first tuxedo in 1966; the safari jacket and the first trouser suit in 1967; the jumpsuit in 1968.
Labour," Jayson Brewer tells Gulf News, playing with a satchel strap that sits across his navy blue pea jacket and 1.
IT IS 1948 and I am huddled in a Navy surplus pea jacket trying to stay warm while a sharp north wind carves down the length of the Dalton Cutoff, rocking the raft of decoys and shuffling the landing pattern of a flock of 50 mallards determined to land.
In the first 12 years, the designer defined a new style and composed the quintessential elements of the modern woman's wardrobe: the pea jacket and trench-coat in 1962; the first tuxedo in 1966; the safari jacket and the first pantsuit in 1967; the jumpsuit in 1968.
Featuring eightbutton front, twin button cuffs and wind-resistant throat tab, and immaculately finished with twin vertical pockets and engraved anchor buttons, the Melton Pea Jacket is winterwarmth with a sense of history.
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