shell jacket


: a short tight military jacket worn buttoned up the front

Examples of shell jacket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mountain Hardware makes some great, uninsulated ski shell jackets, which also has all the bells and whistles necessary for a comfortable trip into the backcountry. Josh Laskin, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Mar. 2024 Parka coats and shell jackets with branding from both PTC, the music festival, and Whitespace, recognizable from any angle the jacket was spotted in. Cassell Ferere, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2024 The Nano is also a trimmer fit, perfect for layering under shell jackets. Matt Jancer, WIRED, 10 Feb. 2024 Nordic skiers can benefit from a more breathable soft shell jacket like the Arc’teryx Gamma Hoody, which works well for the constantly aerobic realities of cross-country skiing. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 8 Dec. 2023 And shell jackets that can be easily layered are more for those who plan on generating their own heat. Todd Plummer, Robb Report, 9 Oct. 2023 This is a shell jacket, meaning there's no insulation inside. WIRED, 28 Sep. 2023 The women’s shell jacket comes in black with papaya detailing, an all-papaya that is great for deep-woods visibility, and a sleek color-block combination of black, white, and teal. Lydia Price, Travel + Leisure, 24 Apr. 2023 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

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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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“Shell jacket.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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