|1.||a woman's coat with a close-fitting top and a full skirt|
|2.||a man's or woman's full-skirted outer coat of the 18th and 19th centuries|
|3.||a woman's light dress or coat of the 18th century, with an open-fronted skirt, revealing a decorative underskirt|
|[C19: from French, from English riding coat]|
fitted outer garment. The man's redingote, worn in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, was a full-skirted, short-waisted, double-breasted overcoat adapted from the English riding coat. The woman's redingote of the same period was a close-fitting dress that was fastened down the front to the hem.
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