dress coat

dress coat
A usually black evening tailcoat worn by men as part of the white tie dress code.
Syn: clawhammer coat, swallowtail coat, tailcoat

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  • Dress coat — A coat with skirts behind only, as distinct from the frock coat, of which the skirts surround the body. It is worn on occasions of ceremony. The dress coat of officers of the United States army is a full skirted frock coat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dress coat — noun 1. : tailcoat 2. : the coat of a dress uniform * * * dress coat noun A man s fine black coat with narrow or cutaway skirts, worn in full dress (see below) • • • Main Entry: ↑dress * * * dress coat …   Useful english dictionary

  • dress coat. — dress coated, adj. See tail coat. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • dress coat. — dress coated, adj. See tail coat. [1760 70] …   Useful english dictionary

  • dress-coat — n. Body coat, swallow tailed coat …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • dress coat — noun a coat with long tails at the back, worn by men on very formal occasions …   English new terms dictionary

  • dress coat — /ˈdrɛs koʊt/ (say dres koht) noun a man s close fitting evening coat, with open front and with the skirts cut away over the hips …   Australian English dictionary

  • coat dress — coat dress, a dress buttoned straight down the front like a coat, and usually having coatlike lines. * * * n. a woman s tailored dress, typically fastening down the front and resembling a coat * * * ˈcoat dress 7 [coat dress coat dresses] noun a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Coat (clothing) — For other uses, see Coat (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Overcoat, a garment meant solely as an outer garment. A coat is a long garment worn by both men and women,[1] for warmth or fashion. Coats typically have long sleeves and are open …   Wikipedia

  • Dress uniform — See military uniform and full dress for wider coverage of dress uniforms. Students from the École Polytechnique, during the Bastille Day Military Parade, in full dress uniform …   Wikipedia

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