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waxed jacket Line breaks: waxed jacket

Definition of waxed jacket in English:


An outdoor jacket made of a fabric that has been impregnated with wax to make it waterproof.
Example sentences
  • It is said that there are more of these waxed jackets worn in the North of Italy than in the whole of Britain.
  • The smart dresses and hats are packed back in their boxes and the old faithful wellies and waxed jackets have been shrugged back on.
  • Wearing a battered waxed jacket and work boots, his face drawn and unshaven, he looked as though he had just come ashore from a lengthy stint aboard a fishing boat.

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