Definition of Shell jacket
1. Noun. Waist-length jacket tapering to a point at the back; worn by officers in the mess for formal dinners.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Shell Jacket
Literary usage of Shell jacket
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Oriental Interpreter and Treasury of East India Knowledge: A Companion by Joachim Hayward Stocqueler (1848)
"Pair shell jacket shoulder plates or scales. Four military stocks. Cloth for extra jacket. ... shell jacket. Pair regimental trousers. Regimental cloak. ..."
2. The Hitherto Unidentified Contributions of W. M. Thackeray to "Punch": With by William Makepeace Thackeray, Marion Harry Spielmann (1900)
"Do your readers know what a shell-jacket is ? It is a scanty garment, ... People became accustomed to the shell-jacket and forgot to laugh at it; ..."
3. Historical Records of the 24th Regiment, from Its Formation in 1689 by George Paton, Farquhar Glennie, Sir William Penn Symons (1892)
"A black patent leather sling sword-belt was ordered to be worn with the shell jacket, and a great coat of grey cloth adopted. Coloured engravings of the ..."