frock coat

frock coat
a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century
Hypernyms: ↑coat
Hyponyms: ↑Prince Albert

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: a man's usually double-breasted coat having knee-length skirts front and back

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a man's close-fitting, knee-length coat, single-breasted or double-breasted and with a vent in the back.

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frock coat UK US noun [countable] [singular frock coat plural frock coats]
a coat that men wore in the 19th century
Thesaurus: clothes and accessories worn in the pasthyponym

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frock coat,
a man's coat, usually double-breaste, reaching about to the knees, and equally long in front and in back.

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n. a man's double-breasted, long-skirted coat, now worn chiefly on formal occasions

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noun, pl ⋯ coats [count]
old-fashioned : a long coat worn by men especially in the 19th century

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ˈfrock coat [frock coat frock coats] noun
a long coat worn in the past by men, now worn only for special ceremonies

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Frock coat — Frock Frock (fr[o^]k), n. [F. froc a monk s cowl, coat, garment, LL. frocus, froccus, flocus, floccus, fr. L. floccus a flock of wool; hence orig., a flocky cloth or garment; cf. L. flaccus flabby, E. flaccid.] 1. A loose outer garment;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frock coat — frock coats also frock coat N COUNT A frock coat was a long coat that was worn by men in the 19th century …   English dictionary

  • frock-coat|ed — «FROK KOH tihd», adjective. wearing a frock coat: »a frock coated ambassador …   Useful english dictionary

  • frock-coat — frockˈ coat noun A double breasted full skirted coat for men, now worn only for very formal occasions • • • Main Entry: ↑frock …   Useful english dictionary

  • frock coat — [ US ˈ. .] n a knee length coat for men, worn in the 19th century …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frock coat — frock ,coat noun count a coat that men wore in the 19th century …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frock coat — frock′ coat n. clo a man s close fitting, knee length coat, single breasted or double breasted and with a vent in the back • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • frock coat — ► NOUN ▪ a man s double breasted, long skirted coat, now worn chiefly on formal occasions …   English terms dictionary

  • frock coat — n. a man s double breasted dress coat with a full skirt reaching to the knees, worn chiefly in the 19th cent …   English World dictionary

  • Frock coat — A frock coat is a man s coat characterised by knee length skirts all around the base, popular during the Victorian and Edwardian period. It is also known as the Prince Albert after Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria, who helped popularise… …   Wikipedia