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trench coat

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  1. a waterproof overcoat styled along military lines, belted, with straps on the shoulders and lower sleeves.
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Origin of trench coat

First recorded in 1915–20
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  • But it lit up again with a sort of cunning excitement when I said "trench-coat."

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Dec. 26, 1917


  • 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

    Andre Norton

British Dictionary definitions for trench coat

trench coat

  1. a belted double-breasted waterproof coat of gabardine, etc, resembling a military officer's coat
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