tailcoat

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noun tail·coat \-ˌkōt\

Definition of tailcoat

  1. :  a coat with tails; especially :  a man's full-dress coat with two long tapering skirts at the back

tailcoated

play \-ˌkō-təd\ adjective

First Known Use of tailcoat

1847


TAILCOAT Defined for English Language Learners

tailcoat

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noun

Definition of tailcoat for English Language Learners

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


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