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 This three-pack of LeCalla Balinese hoop earrings make a great gift and feature an anti-tarnish coating. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, "Shop these Boxing Day sales across tech, fashion and home," 25 Dec. 2020 The masks also have a padded nose bridge insert and an antimicrobial coating. Zoe Malin, NBC News, "12 bestselling face masks we covered in 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Ideal for warming up by a roaring fire, this boozy drink has comforting notes of cinnamon and almond, thanks to an elegant coating of amaretto. Sunset Magazine, "3 Cocktails to Toast the Holidays With," 4 Dec. 2020 The one-piece suits are constructed of three layers: a 200 millimeter-thick slab of foam sandwiched between an inner and outer coating of soft plastic mesh. Megan Molteni, Wired, "What to Wear When You’re Battling Giant, Venomous Hornets," 28 Oct. 2020 The exterior lens sides also have an anti-reflective coating to make sure light enters the binos, instead of bouncing off. Will Palmer, Popular Mechanics, "8 Great Binoculars for Getting a Closer Look," 8 Oct. 2020 Recognize the Mexican sycamore for its fuzzy coating on the underside of the leaf. Calvin Finch,, "Calvin Finch: How to select and best grow shade trees in your San Antonio garden," 8 Oct. 2020 To achieve this, Tesla has improved its electrode coating, the process by which the two electrodes are made. James Frith,, "More Silicon, Less Cobalt Is Musk’s Recipe for Cheaper Batteries," 25 Sep. 2020 United Airlines said it’s adding new cleaning systems that spray an antimicrobial coating on interior surfaces in its airplane cabins. cleveland, "United Airlines adding an antimicrobial cleaning system to its fleet," 16 Sep. 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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13 Jan 2021

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“Coating.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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