monkey jacket definition

  • noun:
    • A short, tight-fitting jacket, typically donned by sailors.
    • See mess jacket.
    • a kind of close-fit coat worn by sailors
    • A semiformal lightweight jacket, usually manufactured from plastic, with striped cuffs and neck, much like an MA-1 flight jacket.
    • a short closely fitted coat, worn by sailors.
    • A short close-fitting layer or jacket, generally speaking manufactured from stout material, as pilot-cloth, a great deal donned by sailors in cold weather; a Guernsey frock.
    • waist-length coat tapering to a spot behind; donned by officials within the mess for formal dinners

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