balmacaan

balmacaan
noun Etymology: Balmacaan, estate near Inverness, Scotland Date: 1919 a loose single-breasted overcoat usually having raglan sleeves and a short turnover collar

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  • balmacaan — [bal΄mə kan′] n. [after Balmacaan, estate in Inverness, Scotland] a loose overcoat with raglan sleeves …   English World dictionary

  • balmacaan — |balmə|kan, aa(ə)n sometimes än or ȧn noun ( s) Etymology: from Balmacaan, estate near Inverness, Scottish : a loose boxy overcoat made originally of rough woolens and with raglan sleeves, a short turnover collar, and a closing that may be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • balmacaan — /bal meuh kan , kahn /, n. a loose fitting, somewhat flared, single breasted overcoat, often of tweed and having raglan sleeves, originally worn by men. [1915 20; after Balmacaan near Inverness, Scotland] * * * …   Universalium

  • balmacaan — bal•ma•caan [[t]ˌbæl məˈkæn, ˈkɑn[/t]] n. clo a loose fitting, somewhat flared, single breasted overcoat, often of tweed and with raglan sleeves • Etymology: 1915–20; after Balmacaan near Inverness, Scotland …   From formal English to slang

  • balmacaan — /bælməˈkan/ (say balmuh kahn) noun a loose, full overcoat originally of rough woollen cloth with raglan sleeves. {named after Balmacaan, an estate near Balmoral, Scotland} …   Australian English dictionary

  • balmacaan — noun A loose overcoat of a certain type, with raglan sleeves …   Wiktionary

  • balmacaan — bal·ma·caan …   English syllables

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