from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A waist-length fitted jacket, worn chiefly as part of a uniform on formal occasions. Also called monkey jacket, shell jacket.
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- n. A double-breasted jacket, part of mess kit.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back; worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners
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