(of clothing) fastened by lapping one edge of the front well over the other usually with a double row of buttons (Freq. 1)

double-breasted jacket


double-breasted suit

Ant: ↑single-breasted

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  • double-breasted — adj a double breasted jacket, coat etc has two sets of buttons →↑single breasted …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Double-breasted — Dou ble breast ed, a. Folding or lapping over on the breast, with a row of buttons and buttonholes on each side; as, a double breasted coat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • double-breasted — [dub′ lbres′tid] adj. overlapping so as to provide a double thickness of material across the chest, and having a double row of buttons: said as of a coat …   English World dictionary

  • double-breasted — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a jacket or coat) having a large overlap at the front and two rows of buttons …   English terms dictionary

  • Double-breasted — A grey striped six on one double breasted suit with jetted pockets, a style popular in the 1980s In clothing, the term double breasted refers to a coat or jacket with wide, overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons or snaps; by… …   Wikipedia

  • double-breasted — adjective Date: 1701 1. having one half of the front lapped over the other and usually a double row of buttons and a single row of buttonholes < a double breasted coat > 2. having a double breasted coat < a double breasted suit > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • double-breasted — adjective a double breasted jacket, coat etc has two sets of buttons compare single­breasted …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • double-breasted — adj. Double breasted is used with these nouns: ↑coat, ↑jacket, ↑suit, ↑tuxedo …   Collocations dictionary

  • double-breasted — dou|ble breast|ed [ ,dʌbl brestəd ] adjective a double breasted jacket or coat has two parallel lines of buttons down the front when it is fastened …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • double-breasted — ADJ: usu ADJ n A double breasted jacket or suit has two very wide sections at the front of the jacket which fit over one another when you button them up …   English dictionary

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