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What is "Union Suits" - Definition & Explanation

A union suit is a type of one-piece long underwear long favored by men in North America until recent times. Historically made of red flannel with long arms and long legs, it could be buttoned traditionally in the front and had a button-up rear access hatch for defecation.

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