box coat


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

Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of box coat was in 1718

Dictionary Entries Near box coat

Cite this Entry

“Box coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!