tail coat.

tail coat.
a man's fitted coat, cut away over the hips and descending in a pair of tapering skirts behind, usually black and worn as part of full evening dress.
Also, tailcoat. Also called tails, dress coat, swallow-tailed coat.
[1840-50]

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