- to apply an undercoating to.
Origin of undercoat
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Examples from the Web for undercoat
Like the beaver, it is furnished with an undercoat of soft downy fur.The Western World
Undercote, or undercoat; fester under the skin (coat is "cutis," skin).Letters of Samuel Rutherford
This will act as a primer or undercoat for the succeeding coats of paint.Advanced Toy Making for Schools
David M. Mitchell
In the English method, where necessary, a priming or undercoat is employed.Handbook on Japanning: 2nd Edition
William N. Brown
Get some sort of stuff, made of sheep's clothing, I don't know what you call 'n, for to make an undercoat for the old oman.
- (tr) to apply an undercoat to (a surface)
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