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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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  • I contemplated him: just a big man in a trench coat and droop-brimmed hat silhouetted against the lamp-lit mist.

  • In silence the girl put on her trench coat, jammed on her hat, and was gone.

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

    Murder in the Gunroom Henry Beam Piper
  • At the end of the afternoon, the lieutenant appeared suddenly, his face flushed, his trench coat stiffer than ever.

    Three Soldiers John Dos Passos
  • 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
  • His trench coat, a little too large, was very new and stuck out stiffly from his legs.

    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
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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