Definitions

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

  • noun A man's long double-breasted topcoat with full skirt.
  • noun A woman's full-length unlined coat or dress open down the front to show a dress or underdress.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A double-breasted outside coat with long plain skirts not cut away at the front.
  • noun A similar garment for women, worn either as a wrap or as part of the house dress, frequently cut away at the front.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A long plain double-breasted outside coat for women.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, alteration of English riding coat.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French redingote, itself from English riding-coat.

Examples

  • "redingote" with three capes which fell over his shoulders, a striped waistcoat, chamois-leather breeches and dark-red morocco short boots with a heart-shaped cleft, and a tassel at the top of the leg; he wore a white muslin neckerchief, a frill, lace cuffs, and two golden English

    A Reckless Character And Other Stories

  • The "redingote" for our riding-coat is at once a more familiar and more modern instance.]

    The Story of Rouen

  • Beneath the heavy fabric of her redingote, she clearly had a body made for seduction, too, with lush hips and lusher breasts.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • Beneath the heavy fabric of her redingote, she clearly had a body made for seduction, too, with lush hips and lusher breasts.

    How to Woo a Reluctant Lady

  • I helped him to dress in the manner of a sophisticated Frenchman of the day, with a silk top hat and a well-cut double-breasted redingote dove grey, with blue black buttons.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • I helped him to dress in the manner of a sophisticated Frenchman of the day, with a silk top hat and a well-cut double-breasted redingote dove grey, with blue black buttons.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • I helped him to dress in the manner of a sophisticated Frenchman of the day, with a silk top hat and a well-cut double-breasted redingote dove grey, with blue black buttons.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • In a moth-eaten redingote long out of style, he dictates to me his latest, an ode.

    Keats's Afterlife

  • I helped him to dress in the manner of a sophisticated Frenchman of the day, with a silk top hat and a well-cut double-breasted redingote dove grey, with blue black buttons.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

  • I helped him to dress in the manner of a sophisticated Frenchman of the day, with a silk top hat and a well-cut double-breasted redingote dove grey, with blue black buttons.

    Oscar Wilde and the Dead Man’s Smile

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