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tailcoat

noun tail·coat \-ˌkōt\

: a formal jacket that is worn by a man and that has a short front and a long back which divides into two pieces

Full Definition of TAILCOAT

:  a coat with tails; especially :  a man's full-dress coat with two long tapering skirts at the back
tail·coat·ed \-ˌkō-təd\ adjective
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First Known Use of TAILCOAT

1847

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