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tailcoat

noun [C] uk   /ˈteɪl.kəʊt/ us    /-koʊt/ (also tails)
an old-fashioned type of man's coat, waist-length at the front and with the lower half of the back divided into two pieces, now only worn on very formal occasionsCoats, jackets and cloaks
(Definition of tailcoat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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