Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British An undershirt.

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  • n. vest (worn underneath a shirt)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An undershirt.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An undershirt; a shirt worn next the skin: generally a trade use.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • There was a fragment of a lovingly embroidered man's undervest.

    The Terror

  • And he would be wearing a mail undervest or suchlike protection of his more vital parts.

    The Shape of Things to Come

  • Alucius had also slipped on the nightsilk undervest over his undergarments.

    Darkness

  • Through the gash in the black fabric, he could see at least one splash of metal flattened against the nightsilk outer layer of his undervest.

    Darkness

  • While he was wearing the fleece and nightsilk undervest, Alucius still wished he had on his nightsilk skull mask.

    Darkness

  • From what he had been able to tell from the metal splashed across his nightsilk-covered undervest, he'd actually been hit twice, almost at the same time.

    Darkness

  • At the sight of me standing there in street clothes a large man wearing what looked like a cotton undervest over a swelling paunch advanced with waving arms and shooed me out.

    Twice shy

  • Meggie crouched down beside his discarded shirt and undervest to watch, awed.

    The Thorn Birds

  • "What sort of weather this morning?" demanded M. Godefroy curtly, as he buttoned his undervest of gray swandown upon a stomach that was already

    The Lost Child 1894

  • In one of the old regiments on brigade drill we saw an officer, probably a sergeant, in a checked knit undervest, his neck and part of his arms bare -- commanding a company.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 3 No 2, February 1863 Devoted To Literature And National Policy

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