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It is popular in sports and exercise wear, and named after FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, the 1st Baron Raglan, who is said to have worn this style of coat after the loss of his arm in the Battle of Waterloo.
- Quinion, Michael. "Cardigan". World Wide Words. Retrieved 2013-01-13. "Another item whose name appeared at the time was the raglan, a type of overcoat named after Lord Raglan, the British general in the Crimea. The garment was unusual in that the sleeves continued in one piece up to the neck, producing a larger, looser armhole that suited the one-armed general."
- Oxford English Dictionary Third edition, (2008) online version September 2011, accessed 7 November 2011. An entry for this word was first included in New English Dictionary, 1903.
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