from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A man's dress coat or suit coat with knee-length skirts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A long double-breasted coat with long skirts, worn by men, now only on formal occasions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a body coat for men, usually double-breasted, the skirts not being in one piece with the body, but sewed on so as to be somewhat full.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body-coat, usually double-breasted and with a full skirt, worn by men: opposed to sack-coat, which has no skirt, and to cutaway, with short and tapering skirt. See coat, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a man's coat having knee-length skirts front and back; worn in the 19th century
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He saw a gentleman descend, a gentleman clothed as for a wedding, in a frock coat and a white waistcoat, in shining hat and pearl gray gloves and a boutonnière of oleander.
That meant his best robes, for our durbar appearance at noon, with Flashy in full fig of frock coat and go-to-meeting roof, making my official bow to little Dalip enthroned in state; you'd not have recognised the lively imp of yesterday in the regal little figure all in silver, nodding his aigretted turban most condescendingly when I was presented by Lal Singh, who was second minister.
Short, broad, and corpulent, Ismail wore the hybrid costume of a progressive Turk, a stambouli frock coat topped with a fez.
He wore a frock coat with satin reveres, a brilliant waistcoat, three alberts, a diamond tie-pin and any quantity of rings.
Slumping onto the leather squabs he flung his frock coat into the corner and loosened his waistcoat and cravat.
In the scrum on the quayside, the Turkish fez mingled with the spiked Prussian helmet, the frock coat with the jellaba, the veil with the parasol.
At M. Cuvier's only am I sufficiently at ease to go in a frock coat ...
The lady was accompanied at dinner by a fashionable-looking gentleman in a frock coat and sideburns, and other impressive gentlemen came up to her during the meal and bent over the hand which she extended in greeting in a most romantic manner.
He had hastily dressed, throwing a dusty frock coat over his nightshirt, but had neglected to address the issue of his bed-matted hair: The wispy white strands hung down nearly to his shoulder, a diaphanous curtain falling over his enormous ears, exposing his mottled scalp.
I buckled on my sword, and rode over to the gate where McNaghten and Mackenzie were already waiting, with a few native troopers; McNaghten, in his frock coat and top hat, was sitting a mule and damning the eyes of a Bombay Cavalry cornet; it seemed the escort was not ready, and Brigadier Shelton had not yet assembled the troops who were to overpower the Douranis.