from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A warm covering, for the head, neck, and chest in cold weather when one is traveling.
The upper part of his form, notwithstanding the season required no such defence, was shrouded in a large great-coat, belted over his under habiliments, and crested with a huge cowl of the same stuff, which, when drawn over the head and hat, completely overshadowed both, and, being buttoned beneath the chin, was called a trot-cozy.
Richard Mivane, in his trim ‘Joseph,’ his head cowled in an appropriate 'trotcozy,' and his jaunty self-possession quite restored by the cutting of the Gordian knot of his dilemma, demonstrating his capacity to duly perform all his undertakings, bore himself in a manner calculated to enhance even the high estimation of his fellow-traveler.
This word is Scottish in origin and came about around 1814. Sometimes 'trot-cozy.'