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tail coat

noun
1.
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.
Also, tailcoat.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for tail-coat

tail coat

noun
1.
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.
Also called swallow-tailed coat another name for morning coat
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