box coat
noun Date: 1822 1. a heavy overcoat formerly worn for driving 2. a loose coat usually fitted at the shoulders

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Box coat — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box-coat — boxˈ coat noun 1. A short loose coat 2. A heavy overcoat worn by those travelling on the outside of a coach (obsolete) • • • Main Entry: ↑box …   Useful english dictionary

  • box coat — box′ coat n. 1) clo an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back 2) clo a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen • Etymology: 1815–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • box coat — n. 1. a type of heavy overcoat, formerly worn by coachmen 2. an overcoat that fits loosely, hanging straight from the shoulders …   English World dictionary

  • box coat — noun a short coat that hangs loosely from the shoulders • Hypernyms: ↑coat * * * noun Etymology: box (II) + coat; from its use by coachmen riding on the box exposed to all kinds of weather 1. : a heavy overcoat with or without shoulder capes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • box coat — 1. an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back. 2. a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen. [1815 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • box coat — /ˈbɒks koʊt/ (say boks koht) noun 1. an outer coat with a straight, unfitted back. 2. (formerly) a heavy overcoat worn by coachmen …   Australian English dictionary

  • Box — Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box beam — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box car — Box Box, n.; pl. {Boxes} [As. box a small case or vessel with a cover; akin to OHG. buhsa box, G. b[ u]chse; fr. L. buxus boxwood, anything made of boxwood. See {Pyx}, and cf. {Box} a tree, {Bushel}.] 1. A receptacle or case of any firm material… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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