box coat


Definition of box coat

1 : a heavy overcoat formerly worn for driving
2 : a loose coat usually fitted at the shoulders

Examples of box coat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fishermen will appreciate that its black oxide finish is out-of-box coated in wax and oil, to prevent corrosion. Outdoor Life, "Five tools for fixing your fishing gear on the fly," 14 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of box coat

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Box coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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