Besom-pocket meaning

A flapless pocket trimmed with welting or reinforced stitching.
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An inset, flapless pocket, often in a jacket or trousers, having a slit opening trimmed with a welt or with reinforced stitching.
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A pocket on the inside of a garment accessed through a slit with a reinforced lower edge, with no flap.
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Origin of besom-pocket

  • besom reinforcement around pocket opening

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition