adjective Date: 1775 having a center closing with one row of buttons and no lap <
a single-breasted coat

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • single-breasted — adj a single breasted jacket or suit has only one set of buttons down the front →↑double breasted …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Single-breasted — Sin gle breast ed, a. Lapping over the breast only far enough to permit of buttoning, and having buttons on one edge only; as, a single breasted coast. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • single-breasted — [siŋ′gəlbres′tid] adj. overlapping the front of the body just enough to fasten with a single row of buttons or a single button, as a coat …   English World dictionary

  • single-breasted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a jacket or coat) fastened by one row of buttons at the centre of the front …   English terms dictionary

  • Single-breasted — In clothing, single breasted refers to a coat, jacket or similar garment having one column of buttons and a narrow overlap of fabric. In contrast, a double breasted coat has a wider overlap and two parallel rows of buttons. Single breasted suit… …   Wikipedia

  • single-breasted — adjective (of clothing) closing with a narrow overlap and fastened with a single row of buttons a single breasted jacket • Ant: ↑double breasted …   Useful english dictionary

  • single-breasted — sin|gle breast|ed [ ,sıŋgl brestəd ] adjective a single breasted jacket has one row of buttons ─ compare DOUBLE BREASTED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • single-breasted — adjective a single breasted suit has a jacket with only one set of buttons at the front compare double­breasted …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • single-breasted — UK [ˌsɪŋɡ(ə)l ˈbrestɪd] / US [ˌsɪŋɡ(ə)l ˈbrestəd] adjective a single breasted jacket has one row of buttons • See: double breasted …   English dictionary

  • single-breasted — adj. Single breasted is used with these nouns: ↑coat, ↑jacket, ↑suit …   Collocations dictionary

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