undercoat


un·der·coat

noun \-ˌkōt\

: a coat of paint that is put on a surface to prepare it for another coat of paint

Full Definition of UNDERCOAT

1
:  a coat or jacket worn under another
2
:  a growth of short hair or fur partly concealed by the longer and usually coarser guard hairs of a mammal
3
a :  a coat (as of paint) applied as a base for another coat
b :  undercoating
4
dial :  petticoat

First Known Use of UNDERCOAT

1591

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