[duhb-uh l-bres-tid]
  1. (of a coat, jacket, etc.) overlapping sufficiently in front to allow for two rows of buttons.
  2. (of a suit) having a coat or jacket that so overlaps.

Origin of double-breasted

First recorded in 1695–1700 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (of a garment) having overlapping fronts such as to give a double thickness of cloth
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