coating

[ koh-ting ]
/ ˈkoʊ tɪŋ /

noun

a layer of any substance spread over a surface.
fabric for making coats.

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Origin of coating

First recorded in 1760–70; coat + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for coating

coating
/ (ˈkəʊtɪŋ) /

noun

a layer or film spread over a surface for protection or decoration
a heavy fabric suitable for coats
Midland English dialect a severe rebuke; ticking-off
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