Buff coat

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a close, military outer garment, with short sleeves, and laced tightly over the chest, made of buffalo skin, or other thick and elastic material, worn by soldiers in the 17th century as a defensive covering.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Perhaps, too, some warlike captain, dressed in his buff coat, with a corselet beneath it, accompanied the governor and councillors.
Many wore the gorges and buff coat of the times of Henry IV.
Highlights of a visit include a buff coat worn by Sir Jacob Astley during the English Civil War which is now restored and on display.
The leather buff coat and doublet has gone on show at the National Trust's Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland.
"I like the buff coat in one of the cases,'' she said.