swallow-tailed coat

/swɒloʊ-teɪld ˈkoʊt/ (say swoloh-tayld 'koht)

noun
a man's dress coat having the lower part cut away over the hips and descending in a pair of tapering skirts behind.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • swallow-tailed coat — n. TAILCOAT * * * …   Universalium

  • swallow-tailed coat — n. TAILCOAT …   English World dictionary

  • swallow-tailed coat — noun a man s full dress jacket with two long tapering tails at the back • Syn: ↑swallowtail, ↑morning coat • Hypernyms: ↑jacket • Part Holonyms: ↑dress suit, ↑full dress, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • swallow-tailed coat. — See tail coat. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • swallow-tailed coat. — See tail coat. [1825 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • swallow-tailed coat —   Kuka puapua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Swallow-tailed — Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing; dovetailed. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed duck — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed gull — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swallow-tailed hawk — Swallow tailed Swal low tailed , a. 1. Having a tail like that of a swallow; hence, like a swallow s tail in form; having narrow and tapering or pointed skirts; as, a swallow tailed coat. [1913 Webster] 2. (Carp.) United by dovetailing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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