over·​coat | \ ˈō-vər-ˌkōt How to pronounce overcoat (audio) \

Definition of overcoat

1 : a warm coat worn over indoor clothing
2 : a protective coating (as of paint)

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Examples of overcoat in a Sentence

put your overcoat on—it's freezing out there!
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First Known Use of overcoat

1802, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Oct 2019

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The first known use of overcoat was in 1802

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English Language Learners Definition of overcoat

: a long coat that is worn to keep a person warm during cold weather


over·​coat | \ ˈō-vər-ˌkōt How to pronounce overcoat (audio) \

Kids Definition of overcoat

: a heavy coat worn over indoor clothing

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