Origin of coattail
Examples from the Web for coat-tail
Historical Examples of coat-tail
An' I seed her touch his coat-tail, like as if she loved it, but didn't dast do no more.Quaint Courtships
Mr. Rabbit took off his spectacles and wiped them on his coat-tail.Little Mr. Thimblefinger and His Queer Country
Joel Chandler Harris
His cap was back in his coat-tail, and he had become again the bluff and burly Briton.
But Barstein drew back his own coat-tail from the attempted kiss.
It was this coat-tail which served as a suggestion to Mr. Scales's genius.Felix Holt, The Radical