sack coat

noun

Definition of sack coat 

: a man's jacket with a straight back

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They were also found alongside buttons from a Union sack coat. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Grim look at Civil War surgery unearthed by new pit of limbs, bodies," 21 June 2018 Union sack coats similar to the one that this soldier had been buried in were in use only for the second battle. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle," 20 June 2018 Bies and his colleagues confirmed that these were buttons—and not just any buttons, but buttons characteristic of an official Union sack coat. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "Newly Unearthed Civil War Bones Speak Silently to the Grim Aftermath of Battle," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of sack coat

1847, in the meaning defined above

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