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Peacoat vs. Petticoat

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Peacoatnoun

A thick loose double-breasted woolen jacket, or coat, commonly worn by sailors in cold weather; a pea-jacket.

Petticoatnoun

(historical) A tight, usually padded undercoat worn by men over a shirt and under the doublet.

Peacoatnoun

a sailor's heavy woolen double-breasted jacket

Petticoatnoun

(historical) A woman's undercoat, worn to be displayed beneath an open gown.

Petticoatnoun

(historical) A fisherman's loose canvas or oilcloth skirt.

Petticoatnoun

A type of ornamental skirt or underskirt, often displayed below a dress; chiefly in plural, designating a woman's skirts collectively.

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Petticoatnoun

A light woman's undergarment worn under a dress or skirt, and hanging either from the shoulders or (now especially) from the waist; a kind of slip, worn to make the skirt fuller, or for extra warmth.

Petticoatnoun

(slang) A woman.

Petticoatnoun

(historical) A bell-mouthed piece over the exhaust nozzles in the smokebox of a locomotive, strengthening and equalising the draught through the boiler-tubes.

Petticoatverb

(transitive) To dress in a petticoat.

Petticoatadjective

(dated) Feminine; female; involving a woman.

‘petticoat influence’; ‘a petticoat affair’;

Petticoatnoun

A loose under-garment worn by women, and covering the body below the waist.

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Petticoatnoun

undergarment worn under a skirt

Petticoat

A petticoat or underskirt is an article of clothing, a type of undergarment worn under a skirt or a dress. Its precise meaning varies over centuries and between countries.

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