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morning coat or cutaway is a man's coat worn as the principal item in morning dress. First appearing as an alternative to the frock coat, it has become increasingly rarely worn since the 19th century, and today is normally only seen at weddings, very formal funerals and, in England, race meetings such as Royal Ascot and the Derby. Also, the United States Solicitor General typically wears it when arguing before the United States Supreme Court.

A morning coat is a single-breasted coat, the front parts usually meeting at one button in the middle, and curving away into a pair of tails behind. The lapels are usually peaked, not notched, and there are two buttons in the back of the waist. The coat can be grey, as part of a morning suit, or black, in which case it is usually worn with striped trousers.

See also Formal wear, Coat (clothing).

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