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

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • This explained to the jury why in midsummer he wore a frock coat.

  • The impression was heightened by his frock coat and silk hat.

    The Film of Fear Arnold Fredericks
  • One hand was in the breast of his frock coat; the other was clenched upon his hip.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A tall, erect, full-fronted man, a superb figure in a frock coat.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • Why, Ted, what a swell you are in that frock coat; you look just like the vet.

    The Making of a Prig Evelyn Sharp
  • The gentleman in the frock coat and the head-waiter left the house.

  • Litvinov put on a frock coat and a white tie, and set off to Irinas.

    Smoke Turgenev Ivan Sergeevich
  • It was pleasant to take off his frock coat; he felt, as if he were getting into his dressing-gown.

    Married August Strindberg
  • Instinctively M. Raindal lowered his eyes to examine his own frock coat.

    Two banks of the Seine Fernand Vandrem
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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