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

Definition of coating

1 : cloth for coats

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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Recent Examples on the Web With a sleek design, enamel coating, and a gorgeous matte finish, this pot is durable, visually enticing, and good for the environment. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, "9 Best Dutch Ovens, According to Cooking Experts," 9 Nov. 2020 The lid slides on and off easily, and the nonstick coating releases perfectly, making the pan a snap to clean. Washington Post, "15 kitchen gifts for cooks into bread-baking, pasta-making or canning," 5 Nov. 2020 From Uniqlo’s collaboration with designer JW Anderson, this chic coat features water-repellant coating (great for snow), a drawstring waist and a hood. Lauren Caruso, CNN Underscored, "24 winter coats under $150 to buy before they sell out," 3 Nov. 2020 At Lenz's urging, the team, among other things, used a thin ceramic coating on the glass, called fritting, which birds can see and understand that a glass wall should be avoided. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Songbirds migrating south for the winter are crashing into the glass walls of Milwaukee buildings," 31 Oct. 2020 The wings were crispy and moist with a light hot sauce coating, perfect for the duel pizza-wing craving that hits every once in a while. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Craving New York-style pizza? Try this drive-thru restaurant inside a Mesa gas station," 29 Oct. 2020 With wear, the coating, usually made of polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene or PTFE (popularly known as Teflon), blisters, peels and gets in food, which has raised health concerns. Marni Jameson,, "Equip your kitchen ― Part 2: What every kitchen needs," 23 Oct. 2020 With wear, the coating, usually made of polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, (popularly known as Teflon), blisters, peels and gets in food, which has raised health concerns. Marni Jameson | Contributing Writer,, "Kitchen checklist: The four basic pots and pans that every cook should have," 19 Oct. 2020 Each basket is made of high quality metal and eco-friendly anti-rust surface coating, guaranteeing longevity and durability. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "Use every inch of your pantry with these door organizers," 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of coating

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of coating was in 1768

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20 Nov 2020

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“Coating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coating

: a thin layer or covering of something


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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