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

  • n. Variant of duffle coat.

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  • n. A warm, hooded coat, made from duffel, fastened with toggles

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a warm coat made of duffel; usually has a hood and fastens with toggles


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  • Shivering uncontrollably, wrapped in a heavy duffel coat and oilskins and huddled against the illusory shelter of the canvas wind-dodger, I followed the line of Swanson's pointing ann; even above the high, thin, shrill whine of the wind and the drum-fire of the flying spray against the sail, I could hear the violent chattering of his teeth.

    Ice Station Zebra


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