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frock coat

a man's close-fitting, knee-length coat, single-breasted or double-breasted and with a vent in the back.
Origin of frock coat
First recorded in 1735-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Captain Tiago came in dressed in a frock coat and walking on tip-toes.

  • The evening clothes were irreproachable; so were the frock coat and a morning suit.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Stetson presented Peter to a young effendi in a frock coat and fez.

    The Red Cross Girl Richard Harding Davis
  • This explained to the jury why in midsummer he wore a frock coat.

  • Coupeau was directly in the mouth of the passage, and a young man in a frock coat was thrown against him.

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • The impression was heightened by his frock coat and silk hat.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • He wore a frock coat that was rather dirty, slippers, and an old yachting cap of blue cloth, with a broken leather vizor.

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • A tall, erect, full-fronted man, a superb figure in a frock coat.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • He of the frock coat, golf cap, and years waved a conciliatory hand.

    The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Litvinov put on a frock coat and a white tie, and set off to Irinas.

    Smoke Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
British Dictionary definitions for frock coat

frock coat

a man's single- or double-breasted skirted coat, as worn in the 19th century
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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