from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loose outer jacket, cloak, coat, overcoat, greatcoat, three-quarter coat.
- n. A women’s fitted jacket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An overcoat.
- n. A lady's outer garment, -- of varying fashion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loose outer garment for a man or a woman.
Mirobolant strides about town of a summer afternoon, in outlandish attire reminiscent of Soyer's: his light green frock or paletot, his crimson velvet waistcoat with blue glass buttons, his pantalon
Every time that he passed the law-school, which rarely happened, he buttoned up his frock-coat, — the paletot had not yet been invented, — and took hygienic precautions.
Huxter arose with great perturbation at this news, and plunged his stick into the pocket of his paletot, and seized his hat.
But the father pulled back one of the little men by his paletot, gave a grim scowl, and walked away.
“Capting;” now he is offering a paletot to a huge giant who is going out in the rain.
At this juncture Miss Clarissa Newboy enters in a pink paletot, trimmed with swansdown — looking like an angel — and we exchange glances of — what shall I say? — of sympathy on both parts, and consummate rapture on mine.
He was dressed in a bright Italian dressing-gown, or woollen paletot — Italian, as having been bought in Italy, though, doubtless, it had come from France — and on his feet he had green worked slippers, and on his head a brocaded cap.
He saw the captain take from the pocket of his paletot a square box or packet, it might be jewels or only papers, and hand them to his companion, who popped them into his left-hand surtout pocket, and kept his hand there as if the freightage were specially valuable.
So she led him in by the arm to her tiny drawing-room; and he laid his hat and stick, and gray paletot, on her little marquetrie-table, and sat down, and looked languidly about him, with a sly smile, like a man amused.
Captain Lake put it in his paletot pocket, looked in her face gently, and smiled, and thanked her in his graceful way — and, in fact, left an enduring impression upon that impressible nature.