Meaning of pea jacket

pea' jack"et

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a short coat of thick wool, usually double-breasted and navy in color, worn by seamen, fishermen, etc.
  2. a jacket or short coat styled like this, worn by adults and children. Also called
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