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frock coat

a man's close-fitting, knee-length coat, single-breasted or double-breasted and with a vent in the back.
Origin of frock coat
1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It was a windy day and the candles borne gingerly at arm's length sputtered and spattered the gorgeous uniform and frock coat.
  • The uniform is specified as a double breasted blue cloth frock coat and matching pants with variations for each rank.
  • The bride groom wore the conventional frock coat and gray trousers.
British Dictionary definitions for frock coat

frock coat

a man's single- or double-breasted skirted coat, as worn in the 19th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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