swallow-tailed coat


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swallow-tailed coat

n.
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swallow-tailed coat

n
(Clothing & Fashion) another name for tail coat
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swallow-tailed coat - a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the backswallow-tailed coat - a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back
dress suit, full dress, tail coat, tailcoat, tails, white tie and tails, white tie - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
jacket - a short coat
morning dress - formal attire for men during the daytime
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References in classic literature ?
He wears a beaver hat and swallow-tailed coat, girdled with a sailor-belt and sheath-knife.
He seemed fully as tall as the Wizard, and was dressed in a red and white checked vest and a blue swallow-tailed coat, and had yellow knee breeches and purple silk stockings upon his slender legs.
To speak plainly, the fellow had, in spite of his grinning, an audacious and sinister kind of face; and as he curvetted right into the village, the old stumpy appearance of his pumps excited no little suspicion; and many a burgher who beheld him that day would have given a trifle for a peep beneath the white cambric handkerchief which hung so obtrusively from the pocket of his swallow-tailed coat. But what mainly occasioned a righteous indignation was, that the scoundrelly popinjay, while he cut a fandango here, and a whirligig there, did not seem to have the remotest idea in the world of such a thing as keeping time in his steps.