Definitions

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

  • n. A loose, full overcoat with raglan sleeves, originally made of rough woolen cloth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A loose overcoat of a certain type, with raglan sleeves

Etymologies

After Balmacaan, an estate near Inverness, Scotland.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Balmacaan, a Scottish estate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The beauty of the balmacaan is its clean-lined simplicity buttons are typically hidden under a front placket, and its pockets are slanted.

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  • : Trench coats may be movie-star cool but so is the straight cut, A-line raincoat, also known as the balmacaan.

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  • Texture had a big role in the clothes, and that stepped up the solid double-breasted swingy balmacaan coat and coated cotton blazer.

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  • The runway was brimming with cocooning camel mohair sweaters, balmacaan and chesterfield coats and anuraks rejiggered with just enough newness to keep them fresh.

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  • Chai gamely set the laid-back tone right with the first look: bucket shorts and a rumpled balmacaan jacket tossed over a henley tank.

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  • First to appear on the horseshoe runway was a model wearing an ivory/back windowpane balmacaan

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  • Hilfiger offered great coats - one a trench coat with a gold-chain belt and another navy cotton balmacaan overcoat, also with gold belt - that were chic and looked like borderline dresses.

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  • "She wore a man's wrinkled, white balmacaan coat, a thin yellow sweater, blue jeans, and two bracelets on one wrist."
    Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, translated by Jay Rubin, p 220

    September 9, 2010