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[top-koht] /ˈtɒpˌkoʊt/
a lightweight overcoat.
the coat of paint applied last to a surface.
verb (used with object)
to apply the topcoat to (a surface).
Origin of topcoat
First recorded in 1810-20; top1 + coat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "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.

  • If I could jist get a shape I wad buy a remnant and mak' ye a topcoat mysel'.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
  • Reeve-Howard was getting into his topcoat languidly, as he did everything else.

    The Lure of the Dim Trails by (AKA B. M. Sinclair) B. M. Bower
  • I took my rent money and bought this topcoat at a second-hand store.

    Class of '29 Orrie Lashin and Milo Hastings
British Dictionary definitions for topcoat


an outdoor coat worn over a suit, etc
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