rain·​coat | \ ˈrān-ˌkōt How to pronounce raincoat (audio) \

Definition of raincoat

: a waterproof or water-resistant coat

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Synonyms for raincoat


mac (or mack) [British], mackintosh (also macintosh) [chiefly British], oilskin, slicker, waterproof [chiefly British]

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Examples of raincoat in a Sentence

I grabbed my umbrella and raincoat before going out in the thunderstorm.

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The jumpsuits are prepacked with gear—a cargo pocket on one pant leg is stuffed with a solar panel and raincoat. Mark Jenkins, National Geographic, "When wildfires break out, this elite team of ‘smokejumpers’ parachute in," 12 June 2019 Photo: The Connaught The Mews The Connaught’s new private townhouse comes with a dedicated butler and loaner Burberry raincoats. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "Mayfair, a Posh London Neighborhood, Gets Edgier," 16 Aug. 2018 Oxygen, baseball gloves and raincoats are three of the thousands of Chinese goods that would be subject to new tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump as the clash intensifies. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "Taxing oxygen? It could happen. President Trump threatens wide-ranging tariffs on China," 11 July 2018 Hoh Rain Forest, Washington Don your raincoat and hiking shoes to explore the Olympic Peninsula’s only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Jennifer Adler, National Geographic, "10 perfect ways to cool off in the U.S.," 27 June 2019 In 2009 Mr Tanner’s dog Break became the first canine in the family to have his teeth brushed, and the first to acquire a raincoat and a bed. The Economist, "Pet-ownership is booming across the world," 22 June 2019 Shelter workers uniformed in yellow raincoats watched the demonstration silently from the other side of a fence. Daria Danilova, sun-sentinel.com, "‘Shut this shelter down’: Chants at Homestead migrant shelter likely to continue," 20 June 2019 Instead, the queen donned a pair of wellies, a hooded olive raincoat, and one of her signature silk headscarves and headed out to watch the events and chat with fellow equine fans. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "No One Looks Happier Sitting in the Rain Than Queen Elizabeth at a Horse Show," 9 May 2019 With rain showers in the forecast and a high of 61, raincoats and umbrellas are definitely advised. OregonLive.com, "2018 Grand Floral Parade Day (live updates)," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of raincoat

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of raincoat was in 1830

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English Language Learners Definition of raincoat

: a coat that you wear when it rains in order to stay dry


rain·​coat | \ ˈrān-ˌkōt How to pronounce raincoat (audio) \

Kids Definition of raincoat

: a coat of waterproof or water-resistant material

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