• (British) IPA: /ˈpalɪtəʊ/

paletot (plural paletots)

  1. (historical) A loose outer jacket, cloak, coat, overcoat, greatcoat, three-quarter coat.
  2. A women’s fitted jacket.
    • 1870, The Ladies' Treasury and Treasury of Literature (page 93)
      For morning fetes is worn with this dress a small white muslin paletot, without sleeves, split up the back, trimmed with two gauffred frills, edged with Valenciennes, and a narrow puffing, lined with satin ribbon.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 833:
      Kit caught sight of Dally in the Principessa’s borrowed gown and a dark silk paletot, her incendiary hair done up in an ostrich-plume aigrette dyed indigo

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