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An outdoor jacket made of a fabric that has been impregnated with wax to make it waterproof.
- ‘We don't mean it's mandatory to invest in the ubiquitous waxed jacket.’
- ‘The smart dresses and hats are packed back in their boxes and the old faithful wellies and waxed jackets have been shrugged back on.’
- ‘‘We tried to find the alleged attacker after the incident but as the identification we were given was that he was wearing a green waxed jacket, it was difficult,’ he said.’
- ‘It is said that there are more of these waxed jackets worn in the North of Italy than in the whole of Britain.’
- ‘He is described as being white, aged in his 50s, of slim build with grey or dark hair and in the most recent incident was wearing a dark olive waxed jacket.’
- ‘Wearing a battered waxed jacket and work boots, his face drawn and unshaven, he looked as though he had just come ashore from a lengthy stint aboard a fishing boat.’
- ‘Neither the sobbing girl nor his fiancée noticed as he put on his waxed jacket, reached for his rifle and quietly left the kitchen.’
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