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pea coat

or pea·coat (pē′kōt′)
A short, warm, double-breasted coat of heavy wool, traditionally worn by sailors. Also called pea jacket.

[pea (as in pea jacket) + coat.]

pea′ jack`et

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]
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Noun1.peacoat - a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacketpeacoat - a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacket
jacket - a short coat
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Yet in its ill-lighted window, among a flaring handkerchief or two, an old peacoat or so, a few valueless watches and compasses, a jar of tobacco and two crossed pipes, a bottle of walnut ketchup, and some horrible sweets these creature discomforts serving as a blind to the main business of the Leaving Shop--was displayed the inscription SEAMAN'S BOARDING-HOUSE.
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