Definition of Coattail

1. Noun. The loose back flap of a coat that hangs below the waist.

Group relationships: Coat
Generic synonyms: Flap



Definition of Coattail

1. Noun. The flap at the back of a coat that hangs down, sometimes below the waist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Coattail

1. the back lower portion of a coat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coattail

coating
coatings
coatis
coatless
coatlike
coatomer
coatomers
coatrack
coatracks
coatroom
coatrooms
coats
coats of arms
coatstand
coatstands
coattail (current term)
coattails
coattails effect
coattend
coattended
coattending
coattends
coattest
coattested
coattesting
coattests
coaugmentation
coaugmentations
coauthor
coauthored

Literary usage of Coattail

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1. Putnam's Magazine (1907)
"The attitude he found most conducive to happy delivery was to stand balancing himself on heel and toe with hands in his coattail pockets. ..."

2. Putnam's Magazine (1907)
"The attitude he found most conducive to happy delivery was to stand balancing himself on heel and toe with hands in his coattail pockets. ..."

3. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (2000)
"... with two hundred eager faces grinning through the railings for audience, and finally snatched off the lad's coattail and went into the texas to chew it. ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1896)
"So without more ado, without any asking of how it came there, or who played on it, he whisked his coattail ..."

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