[sing-guh l-bres-tid]
  1. (of a coat, jacket, etc.) having a front closure directly in the center with only a narrow overlap secured by a single button or row of buttons.
  2. (of a suit) having a jacket or coat of this type.

Origin of single-breasted

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (of a garment) having the fronts overlapping only slightly and with one row of fastenings
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