dou·​ble-breast·​ed ˌdə-bəl-ˈbre-stəd How to pronounce double-breasted (audio)
: having one half of the front lapped over the other and usually a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes
a double-breasted coat
: having a double-breasted coat
a double-breasted suit

Examples of double-breasted in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1701, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of double-breasted was in 1701

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“Double-breasted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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: having one half of the front lapped over the other and usually two rows of buttons
a double-breasted jacket
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