- a waterproof overcoat styled along military lines, belted, with straps on the shoulders and lower sleeves.
Origin of trench coat
First recorded in 1915–20
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Examples from the Web for trench coat
But it lit up again with a sort of cunning excitement when I said "trench-coat."
I took off my trench-coat and let the glory of three whole stars dazzle him.
With a shake he pulled on his trench-coat and slipped out the front door unseen.Ralestone Luck
- a belted double-breasted waterproof coat of gabardine, etc, resembling a military officer's coat
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