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topcoat

[top-koht]
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noun
  1. a lightweight overcoat.
  2. the coat of paint applied last to a surface.
verb (used with object)
  1. to apply the topcoat to (a surface).

Origin of topcoat

First recorded in 1810–20; top1 + coat
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Examples from the Web for topcoat

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Historical Examples

  • "No, but he can get a topcoat to cover them, though," said Nancy.

    The Manxman

    Hall Caine

  • He was putting himself into his topcoat, and he reddened a little with the exertion.

    A Sheaf of Corn

    Mary E. Mann

  • In spite of the chill outside, he was wearing only a topcoat over his pajamas.

    Hail to the Chief

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • As soon as she had gone, he took his hat and topcoat and went out.

    Strong as Death

    Guy de Maupassant

  • In the ante-chamber, the maid said to Maurice, as she helped him on with his topcoat.


British Dictionary definitions for topcoat

topcoat

noun
  1. an outdoor coat worn over a suit, etc
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