from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thick loose double-breasted woolen jacket, or coat, commonly worn by sailors in cold weather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A heavy coat, generally of pilot-cloth, worn by seamen in cold or stormy weather.

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

  • n. a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacket


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  • In what had to be a nano-second, I looked down and saw my glasses and the stick sliding down the front of my pea-jacket (yes, I was wearing a heavy wool coat in this mob).

    Binky Philips: The "Satisfaction" Of Charlie Watts Hitting Me In The Face

  • But, Jake was walking funny, sort of crouched over with something large under his pea-jacket.

    Binky Philips: Pete Townshend Meets My Mom and Dad at the Fillmore East

  • Observe, "he went on impatiently," that the man wears a pea-jacket, with brass buttons, which is seldom seen except on sea-faring men.


  • Ganmore, or any body else, myself suppose in my pea-jacket and great watch coat, (if any other make scruple to do it), while he stands in the way, gaping and staring like a novice, to stumble against him, and push him overboard! —

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • As he stood smiling there in the motley crowd, with his pipe in his hand, and clad in the rough pea-jacket and wideawake that he had put on for his stroll, who would have supposed him to be

    Life's Little Ironies

  • Her child, covered with a pea-jacket of mine, lay in her lap.

    The Wreck of the Golden Mary, by Charles Dickens

  • The steward, a stout, muscular, strong young man, dressed in a short pea-jacket, with a green stand-up collar, and enormous buttons, came to say that all had assembled, but that they might wait until Nekhludoff had finished his breakfast — tea and coffee, whichever he pleased; both were ready.


  • He was dressed like a mechanic or a stoker in an old pea-jacket with baggy pockets, with an oil-skin cap on his head, a woollen scarf round his neck, and tarred boots on his feet.

    Virgin Soil

  • Divested of his pea-jacket, and wrapped about with wet, clinging underclothing, he looked more symmetrical than previously — his chest seemed better developed, his body plumper, and his face more rotund and less ugly.

    Through Russia

  • The sight of the brass buttons on her pea-jacket would settle them out of hand.

    Samuel Butler: A Sketch


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