pea coatpea coat
a hip-length, double-breasted coat of heavy woolen cloth, worn originally by seamen
also written pea′coat·
Origin of pea coatvariant, variety of pea jacket
A short, warm, double-breasted coat of heavy wool, traditionally worn by sailors. Also called pea jacket.
Origin of pea coatpea (as in pea jacket) + coat.
(plural pea coats)
- (nautical) A coat of heavy, navy-coloured wool, originally worn by sailors of European navies.