- a lightweight overcoat.
- the coat of paint applied last to a surface.
- to apply the topcoat to (a surface).
Origin of topcoat
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Examples from the Web for topcoat
Howe walked through to the trainer's room in the back and took off his topcoat and his jacket and hung them up.Gordie Howe Hockey’s Greatest War Horse
May 31, 2014
The problem was his topcoat was locked in the limo on the Capitol plaza four stories below.The President Who Treated Me Like a Son
June 12, 2009
"No, but he can get a topcoat to cover them, though," said Nancy.The Manxman
He was putting himself into his topcoat, and he reddened a little with the exertion.A Sheaf of Corn
Mary E. Mann
In spite of the chill outside, he was wearing only a topcoat over his pajamas.Hail to the Chief
Gordon Randall Garrett
As soon as she had gone, he took his hat and topcoat and went out.Strong as Death
Guy de Maupassant
In the ante-chamber, the maid said to Maurice, as she helped him on with his topcoat.A Romance of Youth, Complete
- an outdoor coat worn over a suit, etc