lab coat


Definition of lab coat

: a loose-fitting usually white coat with deep pockets that is worn in a laboratory or medical facility

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Their appearance was theatrical: Favors and Mr. Jarman wore face paint and flamboyant robes, Bowie usually donned a white lab coat, and Mr. Mitchell often wore business suits. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles’ Review: First-Rate Riffs From the Second City," 3 Dec. 2018 From there, cheesemakers clad in white lab coats and hair nets start the pasteurizing process, running the milk through high temperatures for a short time. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "Connected to the Craft," 3 Dec. 2018 The leader visited Pyongyang Chidren’s Foodstuff Factory in 2014 wearing a large furry hat and lab coat while holding a package of food. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Kim Jong Un's bizarre North Korea propaganda photos," 13 Aug. 2018 The women introduced new aesthetic choices to note — such as the fact that nearly all of them wore square-cut, collarless jackets or brightly colored blazers, occasionally long enough to suggest a lab coat. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Silicon Valley brings its “humanist,” “minimalist” aesthetic to Brooklyn.," 31 Oct. 2018 The atmosphere is a more successful tech startup than Cheech and Chong, with employees in white lab coats, disposable jumpsuits or black T-shirts, all bearing the company’s retro script logo. Ian Austen, The Seattle Times, "Dreams of big profits as marijuana becomes legal in Canada," 16 Oct. 2018 Indeed, while the 21st-century image of a genius may wear a white lab coat (or, perhaps, a black turtleneck and wire-rim glasses), for most of human history, the word’s meaning defied such distinctions. Vogue, "Isn’t It Genius? Moncler Will Smarten Up Your Fall Wardrobe," 4 Oct. 2018 Hospital workers in lab coats were seen gathering outside the hospital in pictures posted on social media. Fox News, "The Latest: Husband killed wife, himself over her illness," 8 Aug. 2018 Half of the students in the meta-analysis drew scientists wearing lab coats. Ben Guarino,, "Only 3 in 10 kids asked to draw a scientist drew a woman; but that's more than ever," 21 Mar. 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of lab coat

: a thin, loose, usually white, knee-length coat with deep pockets that is typically worn in a laboratory or medical office

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