- any of various loose or fitted coats or jackets for men and women, especially a close-fitting jacket worn over a dress by women in the 19th century.
Origin of paletot
Related Words for paletotraincoat, parka, mantle, shawl, cope, cloak, wrapper, cardinal, wrap, poncho, gabardine, tippet, pelisse, Vandyke, capote, mantilla, tabard, dolman, fichu, raglan
Examples from the Web for paletot
Historical Examples of paletot
He did not seem at all surprised to see Emma in her hat and paletot.Victor's Triumph
Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
He looked as if he had been out in the rain all night without a paletot.A Book of Ghosts
This fullness is owing to its being cut in a style like the paletot.
Play Macbeth in a paletot, perform Othello in "pegtops," and see what effect you will produce!A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
Another walking dress consists of pelisse and paletot of Nankin cachmere, the former beautifully embroidered.
- a loose outer garment
- a woman's fitted coat often worn over a crinoline or bustle