from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A man's dress coat or suit coat with knee-length skirts.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A body-coat, usually double-breasted and with a full skirt, worn by men: opposed to sack-coat, which has no skirt, and to cutaway, with short and tapering skirt. See coat, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A long double-breasted coat with long skirts, worn by men, now only on formal occasions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century


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