a person who wears a coat or uniform that is blue.
a police officer.
a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times.

Origin of bluecoat

First recorded in 1585–95; blue + coat
Related formsblue·coat·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bluecoat

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Historical Examples of bluecoat

  • A bluecoat sprang forward, halted, and fell flat on his face.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely

  • He tells me, too, how the famous Stillingfleete was a Bluecoat boy.

  • Tales of the bench and assizes and annals of the bluecoat school.


    James Joyce

  • When the firing ceased, there was no bluecoat left to give the order to retreat.

  • The monastery buildings were converted into the Bluecoat School.


    Walter Besant