box coat definition

  • noun:
    • A coat made to hang loosely from arms.
    • huge overcoat formerly worn by coachmen.
    • a thick overcoat for driving; occasionally with huge cape to carry off the rainfall.
    • huge overcoat donned by coachmen.
    • at the beginning of the present century, an overcoat with a cape, around of the type of the coachman's great-coat: meant originally for tourists on the exterior of coaches.
    • a brief layer that hangs loosely through the arms

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