shell jacket


: a short tight military jacket worn buttoned up the front

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The result is a subtly textured matte fabric with all the charm of your favorite blue blazer and the performance level of your go-to shell jacket. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, a plaid shacket from Anine Bing, Cos’ quilted shell jacket, and Everlane’s camel blazer brings the cool to the classics. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 30 Jan. 2023 Another classic with a twist is Rick Owens’ army green shell jacket, which features artful drapery on one side. Laura Jackson, Vogue, 1 Sep. 2022 Even the most durable nylon shell jacket eventually gets holes or loses its DWR coating. Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, 27 July 2022 For high-exertion cold weather activities, nothing else will keep you as dry under a lightweight soft shell jacket. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 13 Oct. 2020 The other soft shell jacket I’ve been liking is the Arc’teryx Gamma MX Hoody ($350). Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 21 Nov. 2021 For aerobic situations where breathability was most important, a soft-shell jacket on top was ideal. Jeremy Rellosa, Outside Online, 19 Feb. 2021 The lightweight fleece still has a place in my heart as mid-layer insulation between a base layer and shell jacket (or rain jackets). Matt Jancer, Wired, 3 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shell jacket was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Shell jacket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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