tail coat

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tail coat



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

tail′ coat`

or tail′coat`,

a man's formal fitted coat, with a pair of tapering skirts behind.
Also called tails.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tail coat - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for mentail coat - formalwear consisting of full evening dress for men
evening clothes, evening dress, eveningwear, formalwear - attire to wear on formal occasions in the evening
morning coat, swallowtail, swallow-tailed coat - a man's full-dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back

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On funeral days he wore a shiny black top hat and a black tail coat.
He wore top hat and a tail coat and mixed the drink to the tune of 1920s jazz music.
Wedding garments were often just the groom's best tail coat and the bride's best dress -- not the elegant white gowns that became popular in the late 1800s.
Trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos and double basses in a maintenance hangar of Lufthansa Technik - not the typical place for orchestra musicians in tail coat and evening dress.
After performing as an acrobat all over the world, Tracy has now swapped her sequined outfits for a red tail coat and hat and become a circus ringmistress.
Jesus becomes the ringmaster in red tail coat and top hat, Judas a clown and various other characters emerge as majorettes, a strongman, ballerina, cowboy, red indian etc.
ON JULY 10, 1937, THE BRITISH daily newspaper the News Chronicle published a photograph of five boys, two of them dressed in the English gentleman's uniform of top hat, tail coat, and silk waistcoat, and carrying canes.
Having done various board displays for the promotions, one Saturday I dressed up in a top hat and tail coat and sold Irish lotto bets for that night's draw, some from my top hat and the more expensive ones from my garter
Elsewhere we get everything from net stockings to camouflage to tail coat to ear muffs.
Pry--whose catchphrase was 'Hope I don't intrude'--wore striped trousers, hessian boots, a blue tail coat, black gloves and a cream top hat, and would deliberately leave his umbrella behind everywhere he went so that he could return and eavesdrop.
50, wing pleat shirt pounds 35' Ivory silk bodice pounds 40, knickers pounds 12, suspender belt pounds 12' Ankle-length strapless satin bridesmaid dress in champagne pounds 89' Rose overlay dress pounds 35, pinstripe tail coat pounds 28, white shirt from pounds 8, champagne cravat and waistcoat from pounds 11' Silk devore wrap-front wedding dress in cream with chiffon detail sleeves pounds 125' Corded v-neck lace dress in ivory with satin banding and chiffon straps pounds 125
Kelly, who danced to Believe in a red tail coat leotard last night, is not getting on with her dance partner Todd Sands - and petite Bonnie GASHED her partner's leg with a skate as she strove to improve her routine.