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bluecoat

[bloo-koht]
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noun
  1. a person who wears a coat or uniform that is blue.
  2. a police officer.
  3. a soldier in the U.S. Army in earlier times.
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Origin of bluecoat

First recorded in 1585–95; blue + coat
Related formsblue·coat·ed, adjective
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Examples from the Web for bluecoat

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  • 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.

    Ulysses

    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.

    London

    Walter Besant