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trench coat

a waterproof overcoat styled along military lines, belted, with straps on the shoulders and lower sleeves.
Origin of trench coat
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In silence the girl put on her trench coat, jammed on her hat, and was gone.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • He left his hat and trench coat in the car and went upstairs.

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • I found walking over the muddy ground most terribly exhausting, especially in a trench coat dripping with rain and mud.

    Q.6.a and Other places Francis Buckley
  • When I had to step over them to pass, it seemed as though they must clutch at my trench coat and ask me to help.

    Carry On Coningsby Dawson
  • His trench coat, a little too large, was very new and stuck out stiffly from his legs.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • At the end of the afternoon, the lieutenant appeared suddenly, his face flushed, his trench coat stiffer than ever.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • The lieutenant strode up and down in front of them with the tail of his trench coat sticking out behind.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • The lieutenant in his trench coat and in a new pair of roll puttees stood facing the company, looking solemn.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
British Dictionary definitions for trench coat

trench coat

a belted double-breasted waterproof coat of gabardine, etc, resembling a military officer's coat
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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