American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Chiefly British An undershirt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An undershirt; a shirt worn next the skin: generally a trade use.
- n. vest (worn underneath a shirt)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An undershirt.
“There was a fragment of a lovingly embroidered man's undervest.”
“And he would be wearing a mail undervest or suchlike protection of his more vital parts.”
“Alucius had also slipped on the nightsilk undervest over his undergarments.”
“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.”
“While he was wearing the fleece and nightsilk undervest, Alucius still wished he had on his nightsilk skull mask.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Meggie crouched down beside his discarded shirt and undervest to watch, awed.”
“What sort of weather this morning?" demanded M. Godefroy curtly, as he buttoned his undervest of gray swandown upon a stomach that was already”
“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.”
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