frock coat


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frock coat

n.
A dress coat or suit coat with knee-length skirts.

frock coat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a man's single- or double-breasted skirted coat, as worn in the 19th century

frock′ coat`


n.
a man's close-fitting, knee-length coat, single-breasted or double-breasted and with a vent in the back.
[1735–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frock coat - a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and backfrock coat - a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century
coat - an outer garment that has sleeves and covers the body from shoulder down; worn outdoors
Prince Albert - a man's double-breasted frock coat
Translations

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References in classic literature ?
His features were good -- a straight nose, firm mouth, broad forehead, from which his long, dark hair was combed straight back, falling behind his ears to the collar of his well fitting frock coat.
Trent was carelessly dressed in a tweed suit and red tie, his critic wore a silk hat and frock coat, patent-leather boots, and a dark tie of invisible pattern.
His slightly stooped shoulders were draped in an ill-fitting, though immaculate, frock coat, and a shiny silk hat added to the incongruity of his garb in an African jungle.
The others gathered about, craning their necks over the shoulders of those before them, but as few of them could read at all, and then only after the most laborious fashion, one finally turned to the little old man of the top hat and frock coat.
shaved, frock coat fitting like a glove, brand new eye-glass,
He wore a somewhat rusty frock coat, black trousers, a white dress waistcoat, and a red tie.
On the right side of the warm church, in the crowd of frock coats and white ties, uniforms and broadcloth, velvet, satin, hair and flowers, bare shoulders and arms and long gloves, there was discreet but lively conversation that echoed strangely in the high cupola.
He joined Harry in a two-minute silence after the prince, in his Household Division frock coat and forage cap, laid a cross at the Field of Remembrance.
The old Leftie stereotype of a bloated capitalist, in pin stripe trousers, black frock coat and bowler hat, smoking a big cigar and swilling a bumper of brandy, has nurtured class enmity down the decades.
If we were to walk down New Street in Birmingham, wearing a frock coat and Tricorn hat, doing a first class impersonation of Poldark in 18th century Cornwall, is that going to raise standards?
He always wore a black frock coat, and throughout his life he was a staunch churchgoer.
The early uniform for Navy lieutenants included a frock coat, likely the origin of the modern term, "to frock.