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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
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tail′ coat`

or tail′coat`,

a man's formal fitted coat, with a pair of tapering skirts behind.
Also called tails.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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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tail coat

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Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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