shell suit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shell, from the outer nylon shell of each part, and suit

Noun[edit]

shell suit (plural shell suits)

  1. A lightweight tracksuit consisting of a matching zip-front jacket and matching elasticated trousers, each having an outer nylon shell, often bearing panels and flashes of different colours, and inner cotton lining; popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s both as sportswear and as general leisurewear.

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Usage notes[edit]

The term is mainly British.