Meaning of “double-breasted” in the English Dictionary

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"double-breasted" in British English

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double-breastedadjective

uk /ˌdʌb.əlˈbres.tɪd/ us /ˌdʌb.əlˈbres.tɪd/

Examples from literature

  • Cuffed trousers are not good form, nor should a dinner coat be double-breasted. 
  • He finally tucked this into an inner pocket of the double-breasted pilot coat he wore. 
  • He was dressed in a dark town suit and wore a big double-breasted overcoat. 
  • He wears white flannels, the coat double-breasted and buttoned, the tie is light blue "puffing" fastened with a large pearl. 
  • He wore a double-breasted coat, that on anyone else would have looked ridiculous, and even so was strikingly original. 

(Definition of “double-breasted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double-breasted" in American English

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double-breastedadjective [ not gradable ]

(of a jacket) having two sets of buttons and two wide parts at the front:

a double-breasted suit

(Definition of “double-breasted” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)