a loose, lightweight overgarment worn to protect the clothing while working.
to clothe in a smock.
to draw (a fabric) by needlework into a honeycomb pattern with diamond-shaped recesses.
- smocklike, adjective
- un·smocked, adjective
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How to use smock in a sentence
He spent three days in a rubber room wearing a plastic smock before returning.
In several she is wearing a pink smock and Prince William in rather dowdy blue swim trunks.Kate Middleton Nude Photos Flap Sparks Silvio Berlusconi Vs. the Queen Conspiracy Theory | Barbie Latza Nadeau | September 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
His signature blue jacket is a Parisian street sweeper's smock purchased on his semi-annual trips to Paris.
Merritt Wever is adorable and believable as Zoey, a nervous first-year nursing student so callow she has bunnies on her smock.
The third was a mournful-eyed Schree, clad in an ornamented smock-like garment, from which his thin limbs thrust grotesquely.Valley of the Croen | Lee Tarbell
Michael himself, not so ruddy, nor so determined, in white smock and blue stockings.The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
A smock covered her into shapelessness, and her spectacular hair was bound up in a kerchief, but she still looked good.Security | Poul William Anderson
Why do Michael and the gardeners wear smock frocks and blue stockings?The Romance of His Life | Mary Cholmondeley
And how had that little torn smock ever been drawn over those gigantic shoulders!Dream Tales and Prose Poems | Ivan Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for smock
any loose protective garment, worn by artists, laboratory technicians, etc
a woman's loose blouse-like garment, reaching to below the waist, worn over slacks, etc
Also called: smock frock a loose protective overgarment decorated with smocking, worn formerly esp by farm workers
archaic a woman's loose undergarment, worn from the 16th to the 18th centuries
to ornament (a garment) with smocking
- smocklike, adjective
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