Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A close-fitting, hip-length, collarless jacket having no sleeves but often extended shoulders, belted and worn over a doublet by men especially in the 1500s.
  • noun A short, close-fitting, often sleeveless coat or jacket, usually of leather.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young salmon: same as ginkin.
  • noun A short close-fitting coat or jacket, worn in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
  • noun The male of the gerfalcon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A male gyrfalcon.
  • noun A jacket or short coat; a close waistcoat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun historical A type of men's garment popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves.
  • noun A sleeveless jacket, usually leather; a long waistcoat.

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

  • noun a tight sleeveless and collarless jacket (often made of leather) worn by men in former times

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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Origin unknown.

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