tailcoat
noun Date: 1847 a coat with tails; especially a man's full-dress coat with two long tapering skirts at the back • tailcoated adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tailcoat — [tāl′kōt΄] n. a man s full dress coat, with long, tapering tails at the back * * * tail·coat (tālʹkōt ) n. A man s black coat worn for formal daytime occasions and having a long rounded and split tail. Also called swallowtail, swallow tailed coat …   Universalium

  • tailcoat — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a man s formal morning or evening coat, with a long skirt divided at the back into tails and cut away in front …   English terms dictionary

  • tailcoat — [tāl′kōt΄] n. a man s full dress coat, with long, tapering tails at the back …   English World dictionary

  • Tailcoat — A tailcoat is a coat with the front of the skirt cut away, so as to leave only the rear section of the skirt, known as the tails. The historical reason coats were cut this way was to make it easier for the wearer to ride a horse, but over the… …   Wikipedia

  • tailcoat — UK [ˈteɪlˌkəʊt] / US [ˈteɪlˌkoʊt] noun [countable] Word forms tailcoat : singular tailcoat plural tailcoats a man s formal jacket that is short at the front and has two long pointed parts that hang down at the back …   English dictionary

  • tailcoat — [[t]te͟ɪlkoʊt[/t]] tailcoats also tail coat N COUNT A tailcoat is a man s coat which is short at the front with long pieces at the back. Tailcoats were popular in the 19th century and are now worn only for very formal occasions, such as weddings …   English dictionary

  • tailcoat — noun /ˈteɪlkoʊt/ a) A formal evening jacket with an extended back panel; a dress coat. b) Any coat with similar tails …   Wiktionary

  • tailcoat — tail|coat [ˈteılkəut US kout] n a man s jacket which is short at the front and divided into two long pieces at the back, worn to very formal events = ↑tails …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tailcoat — tail|coat [ teıl,kout ] noun count a man s formal jacket that is short at the front and has two long pointed parts that hang down at the back …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tailcoat — n. man s formal evening coat with a short front and long and tapering in the back …   English contemporary dictionary

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