coating

noun
coat·​ing | \ ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio) \

Definition of coating

1 : cloth for coats
2 : coat, covering

Examples of coating in a Sentence

The fabric has a coating that prevents liquids from soaking through. A light coating of snow had fallen. There was a coating of ice on the pond.
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While only the protective coating cracked, some social media users still expressed concern. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Scare at 103 feet: Coating cracks on glass ledge of Chicago skyscraper, worrying tourists," 12 June 2019 The surface coating has been tested for resistance to substances ranging from red lipstick and red wine; yellow mustard; coffee, soda, and beer; sunscreen, and solution inks, as well as the natural oils from your hands. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, "The HP Envy Wood Series puts real walnut or birch in five stylish laptops," 28 May 2019 These cleaners will impart a good smell as is, and additional ingredients may damage the protective coating. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean Your Laminate Floors (Without Ruining Them)," 28 Mar. 2019 Enhancements to the engine relative to the 50i's unit include a block made of a new aluminum alloy, a viscous damper on the crankshaft, stronger pistons and piston rings, and an iron coating on the cylinder walls. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The 2020 BMW X5 and X7 Get New M50i Performance Variants," 22 May 2019 On top of that, the coating on dryer sheets can make towels less absorbent and wear away the wicking abilities on socks and activewear, CNET reports. Megan Schaltegger, House Beautiful, "Here’s Why You Need to Stop Using Dryer Sheets ASAP," 30 Apr. 2019 Dip the wet rim into the salt and rotate for an even coating. Leah Silverman, Town & Country, "How to Make the Perfect Margarita," 11 Apr. 2019 Even untreated wood has a clear coating, a naturally occurring substance known as mill glaze. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Staining a Deck," 1 Apr. 2019 And with the luxurious polyurethane coating, the G4 can fend off any kind of beating. Popular Mechanics, "This Carry-On Is an A+ Travel Companion," 5 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of coating

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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coating

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coating

: a thin layer or covering of something

coating

noun
coat·​ing | \ ˈkō-tiŋ How to pronounce coating (audio) \

Kids Definition of coating

: coat entry 1 sense 3, covering The stairs have a coating of ice.

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