Meaning of fall-front in English:

fall-front

Pronunciation /ˈfɔːlfrʌnt/

adjective

  • 1Of a desk or other piece of furniture: having a front which is designed to drop or be let down.

  • 2Of a pair of breeches, trousers, etc.: having a fall front. See sense B. 1. Now chiefly historical.

noun

  • 1On a pair of breeches, trousers, etc.: a flap of material sewn to the base of the opening at the crotch, and held in place by buttons attached just below or on the waistband; = "fall-down". Now chiefly historical.

    Often with modifying word, as broad, half, split, etc.

  • 2On a desk or other piece of furniture: a front which is designed to drop or be let down.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Boston Morning Post. From fall + front.