duffel coat

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After the Belgian town of Duffel, which produced the thick cloth from which early duffel coats were made.

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duffel coat (plural duffel coats)

  1. A warm, hooded coat, made from duffel, fastened with toggles.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 6, in The China Governess[1]:
      Even in an era when individuality in dress is a cult, his clothes were noticeable. He was wearing a hard hat of the low round kind favoured by hunting men, and with it a black duffle-coat lined with white.

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Noun[edit]

duffel coat m (plural duffel coats)

  1. Alternative spelling of duffel-coat