Cutaway coat

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a coat whose skirts are cut away in front so as not to meet at the bottom.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Made up with curls, wreaths, wings, white bismuth, and carmine, this hopeful young person soared into so pleasing a Cupid as to constitute the chief delight of the maternal part of the spectators; but in private, where his characteristics were a precocious cutaway coat and an extremely gruff voice, he became of the Turf, turfy.
He wears a top hat, a cutaway coat of blue broadcloth and red-and-white striped trousers (pants, you would say).
The cutaway coat begins with an underlayer of silver bugle beads embroidered in a moire pattern.
The bank man, actually wearing a cutaway coat, said in a practiced voice, "By then the life span will be upward of 200 years."
press release paints of somber picture of the keg buria (although with unseemly attention to sartorial detail): "The keg was carried in by pall bearers from the Rock N' Roll Bottling Crew, who doubled as official wailers at the wall; Masters of Ceremony were Mendocino marketing director Michael Lovett, complete in cutaway coat, top hat, white shorts and sandals, an master brewer Don Barkley, in dark double-breasted suit, Hawaiian shirt and no shoes.
For men, the long cutaway coat of the 1850s went out of fashion, but black suits and white shirts were still in style.
"But the most prominent at the gathering were half a dozen 'swells' of the country fancy, with snuff-coloured trousers and cutaway coats, and waistcoats and caps of sealskin.
This nostalgic Plate Day view of the North Road at Gosforth was taken in an era when ankle-length skirts for woman and bowler hats and cutaway coats for men were the order of the day.