Meaning of “tailcoat” in the English Dictionary

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"tailcoat" in British English

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tailcoatnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈteɪl.kəʊt/ us /ˈteɪl.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 occasions

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