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1. Chiefly Brit.vest (def. 1).
2. an 18th-century garment for women that is similar to a man's vest, usually worn with a riding habit.
3. a man's body garment, often quilted and embroidered and having sleeves, worn under the doublet in the 16th and 17th centuries.
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