undershirt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n undershirt a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Undershirt A shirt worn next the skin, under another shirt; -- called also undervest.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n undershirt A shirt or similar garment, as of woolen, worn under a shirt and next to the skin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Undershirt un′dėr-shėrt a shirt worn under another next the skin.
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Usage

In literature:

The door opened and Colston, in undershirt and trousers, bade him enter.
"Prairie Flowers" by James B. Hendryx
First he shed his frock-coat, then his vest, and after a while we got down to our undershirts.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
So he hastened to the cabin, stripped like the men had stripped, and in his undershirt and cotton trousers back he pattered to the rail.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
When assistance must be rendered, the operator should don a thick woolen undershirt with the sleeves cut out at the shoulders.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Under Grandpa's old, torn undershirt, Johnnie's heart began to beat so hard that he could hear it.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
I had my $10,000 in bonds pinned in the sleeve of my undershirt.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
He gave Enoch his undershirt, and another boy endowed him with a pair of drawers.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
I had only one undershirt and one pair of drawers.
"Tuskegee & Its People: Their Ideals and Achievements" by Various
Usually it is placed directly upon the undershirt of the subject.
"Respiration Calorimeters for Studying the Respiratory Exchange and Energy Transformations of Man" by Francis Gano Benedict
The bloody undershirt was at once recognized.
"The Mysterious Murder of Pearl Bryan" by Unknown
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In news:

Jeff Samardzija cleaned up rather nicely after his near complete game Sunday with the only sign that he took a shaving-cream pie to the face being a few white marks on the front of his blue undershirt.
The cotton compression undershirt "helps with the love handles and beer belly and man boobs -- or 'moobs,' as we call them," says Maggie Adams, public relations manager for Spanx.
The last time Fausto Carmona pitched when it was hot, he sweated through six caps, six undershirts and a couple of jerseys.
Equmen Core Precision Undershirt .
It's called the Equmen Core Precision Undershirt and it promises to make guys look slimmer and stand up straighter.
What the big girls wore when I was still in undershirts.
Diego Maradona scored "with the hand of god," while Kaka shows off his undershirt that proclaims, "I belong to Jesus".
In dirt-covered shorts and an undershirt, Singh squats amid the thick foliage that feeds his 50-odd cattle, preparing his pump for the day's most critical event.
How many undershirts, sleepers, bottles and burping cloths does your little one need.
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