Meaning of battle jacket

bat'tle jack"et

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a close-fitting waist-length woolen jacket with snugly fitting cuffs and waist, formerly worn as part of the service uniform.
  2. any of various adaptations of this jacket in men's and women's sportswear. Also called
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