What does tailcoat mean?

tailcoat in AZ Dictionary

(n) a person's black-coat worn for formal daytime events and achieving an extended curved and split tail. Also referred to as swallowtail, swallow-tailed layer.
(n) an official evening coat with a protracted back panel; a dress coating.
(n) Any coating with comparable tails.

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  • Hypernym for "tailcoat"
    • formalwear, evening clothes, eveningwear, evening dress
  • Form for "tailcoat"
    • hanging on his / her coat tails, tails
  • Same Context for "tailcoat"
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