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mess jacket

n.
A waist-length fitted jacket, worn chiefly as part of a uniform on formal occasions. Also called monkey jacket, shell jacket.
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mess jacket

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back, worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners
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mess′ jack`et


n.
a close-fitting, waist-length jacket worn by men esp. as part of a uniform.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.mess jacket - waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the backmess jacket - waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back; worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners
jacket - a short coat
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If that was the case, a letter to that effect would have been served on me, and the army would have withdrawn my officer's sword, ceremonial dress, mess jacket and service suit.
Mark changed into his Navy mess jacket for the reception.