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tail coat

a man's fitted coat, cut away over the hips and descending in a pair of tapering skirts behind, usually black and worn as part of full evening dress.
Origin of tail coat
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Full dress for evening remains un changed, except that the swallow-tail coat is shorter than it has lately been made.
British Dictionary definitions for tail coat

tail coat

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
Also called swallow-tailed coat another name for morning coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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