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1. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: tails a man's black coat having a horizontal cut over the hips and a tapering tail with a vertical slit up to the waist: worn as part of full evening dress
2. (Clothing & Fashion) Also called: swallow-tailed coat another name for morning coat
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a man's formal fitted coat, with a pair of tapering skirts behind.Also called tails.
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|Noun||1.||tail coat - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men|
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
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