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"double-breasted outer coat with long plain skirts," also a similar garment for women, 1793, from French redingote (1725) from English riding coat (c.1500).
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.