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surtout (plural surtouts)
- A man's overcoat; a close-bodied frock coat.
- 1847 October 16, Currer Bell [pseudonym; Charlotte Brontë], chapter VII, in Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. […], volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: Smith, Elder, and Co., […], →OCLC, page 109:
- Yes, I was right: it was Mr. Brocklehurst, buttoned up in a surtout, and looking longer, narrower, and more rigid than ever.
- 1848 November – 1850 December, William Makepeace Thackeray, chapter 68, in The History of Pendennis. […], volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1849–1850, →OCLC:
- The house had been new painted, and smelt of varnish and turpentine, and a large streak of white paint inflicted itself on the back of the old boy’s fur-collared surtout.
- 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, published 2006, page 41:
- He was dressed in the suit he'd bought for his mother's funeral, beaver top hat, silk surtout.
- (fortifications) A raised portion of the parapet of a work at the angles, to protect from enfilade fire.
surtout m (plural surtouts)
- surtout (overcoat)
- “surtout”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
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