[noun oh-ver-koht; verb oh-ver-koht, oh-ver-koht]
- to apply an additional coat of paint to (a surface).
Origin of overcoat
- a short story (1842) by Gogol.
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Examples from the Web for overcoat
I have an overcoat I bought in Jermyn Street in London three years ago.Lev Grossman’s Weird Phobia: ‘How I Write’ Interview
June 8, 2012
That night, he heads out into the bitter cold in a suit and overcoat to make his rounds of a sleepy neighborhood down the road.Mitt Romney’s British Mormon Ancestors
January 31, 2012
Mr. Bush turned to me and urgently said he needed his overcoat.The President Who Treated Me Like a Son
June 12, 2009
As was his custom, he wore no overcoat, but a short sweater under his coat.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Of course, the overcoat may not have been his, and may even have been stolen.
The piece of overcoat with the address sewn on was certainly not a thing to leave about.
Mr Verloc, against his usual practice, had thrown off his overcoat.
In his case it was a huge winter overcoat that must have weighed fifteen pounds.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
- a warm heavy coat worn over the outer clothes in cold weather
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Word Origin and History for overcoat
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