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shell suit



shell, from the outer nylon shell of each part, and suit


shell suit (plural shell suits)

  1. A lightweight tracksuit consisting of a matching zip-front jacket and matching elasticated trousers, each having an outer nylon shell, often bearing panels and flashes of different colours, and inner cotton lining; popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s both as sportswear and as general leisurewear.


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The term is mainly British.