from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A close-fitting, hip-length, collarless jacket having no sleeves but often extended shoulders, belted and worn over a doublet by men especially in the 16th century.
- n. A short, close-fitting, often sleeveless coat or jacket, usually of leather.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of men's garment popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves.
- n. A sleeveless jacket, usually leather; a long waistcoat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat.
- n. A male gyrfalcon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short close-fitting coat or jacket, worn in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
- n. A young salmon: same as ginkin.
- n. The male of the gerfalcon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former times
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Origin unknown. (Wiktionary)