top·​coat | \ ˈtäp-ˌkōt How to pronounce topcoat (audio) \

Definition of topcoat

1 : a lightweight overcoat

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Examples of topcoat in a Sentence

threw on a wool topcoat and headed out into the snow
Recent Examples on the Web The topcoat protects them from sun, insects, pollen and dirt. Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2021 And while they're often overlooked, the best nail strengtheners can be just as important as your topcoat or drying drops if something goes awry. Marie Lodi, Glamour, 10 Aug. 2021 If the paint isn’t self-priming, do the touch-up in two steps: primer, then topcoat. Washington Post, 5 July 2021 Cover the entire piece with a topcoat of stain and allow to dry. Jada Jackson, House Beautiful, 25 May 2021 Fill all nail holes with glazing compound or painter's putty, then apply a coat of a 100 percent acrylic topcoat. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 15 May 2021 The two-piece pack comes with a moisturizing topcoat. Erica Metzger, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 May 2021 Sometimes called the topcoat, guard hairs are longer, straighter, and typically coarser than the other hairs. Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 24 Dec. 2020 This prevents them from bleeding through the topcoat of paint. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of topcoat

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of topcoat was in 1804

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Dictionary Entries Near topcoat

top cloth


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21 Sep 2021

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“Topcoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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top·​coat | \ ˈtäp-ˌkōt How to pronounce topcoat (audio) \

Kids Definition of topcoat

: a lightweight overcoat

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