raincoat

noun
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

Synonyms

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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Around the corner, a man pedaled his bike in shorts and a raincoat. Los Angeles Times, "Death toll rises to 20 in the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian regains strength and threatens the Carolinas," 4 Sep. 2019 Stutterheim The trustworthy and super-stylish Swedish raincoat brand Stutterheim has marked down many of their classic styles and some cool one-off colors— like a dusty khaki and a red, white, and blue stripe—up to 70 percent off. Lauren Joseph, Condé Nast Traveler, "Best Labor Day Sales 2019: All Our Favorite Things to Shop This Weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 Elastic, snaps, magnets, large buttons, zippers, drawstrings, and Velcro fasten everything from dress shirts and raincoats to swim trunks and pajamas. Annie Groer, chicagotribune.com, "For people with disabilities, finding clothing that is stylish and meets their needs is getting easier," 7 Aug. 2019 Joss & Main’s Lula Entryway Dog Bed ($394.99) is a stylish multitasking piece of wood veneer furniture with a dog bed and hooks to hang leashes plus your dog’s raincoat and yours. Jura Koncius, Twin Cities, "Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture," 28 July 2019 An example in which style meets function equally is this raincoat from Max-Bone, available in either sophisticated gray or traditional yellow. Rachel King, Fortune, "Tips and Treats for Stress-Free Travel With Pets," 27 July 2019 Joss & Main’s Lula Entryway Dog Bed ($394.99) is a stylish multitasking piece of wood veneer furniture with a dog bed and hooks to hang leashes plus your dog’s raincoat and yours. Jura Koncius, BostonGlobe.com, "Custom wood kennels, memory foam beds: The wild world of modern pet furniture," 19 July 2019 Joss & Main’s Lula Entryway Dog Bed ($394.99) is a stylish multitasking piece of wood veneer furniture with a dog bed and hooks to hang leashes plus your dog’s raincoat and yours. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Custom wood kennels and memory foam beds: Welcome to the wild world of modern pet furniture," 17 July 2019 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

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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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raincoat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of raincoat

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

raincoat

noun
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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