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

Definition of topcoat

1 : a lightweight overcoat

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Synonyms for topcoat


greatcoat, overcoat, surcoat

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Examples of topcoat in a Sentence

threw on a wool topcoat and headed out into the snow

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Three-piece ensembles with monotone tweed topcoats should become a popular selection for the new semester, the latter going with everything casual in the student’s wardrobe. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Back to school fashion in 1950," 27 Aug. 2019 The kit includes a tube of acrylic putty plus mixing materials, little bottles of color tint and a small bottle of lacquer for the topcoat. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, "Cracked kitchen tiles? Try a patch.," 10 June 2019 Cross went for casual elegance in Salvatore Ferragamo, slipping on its comfy trousers, a crop top, and a long topcoat for warmth. Vogue, "Brooklyn Beckham’s Carry-On Luggage Is a Cult Favorite," 21 May 2019 At Alexander Wang’s fall 2019 show, which celebrated the American hustle, there were topcoats with smileys by contemporary graffiti artist KATSU. Brooke Mazurek, Billboard, "Why Justin Bieber, J Balvin & More Are Obsessed With Smiley Faces in Fashion," 14 June 2019 Most dry-erase topcoats will stick to most paints—with the right finish. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Whiteboard Paint," 20 May 2019 Then finish with Orly's no-chip topcoat to protect your precious tie-dye creation. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Tie-Dye Nails Are Here Just in Time for Summer," 24 Apr. 2019 For the event, Middleton wore an olive green topcoat by one of her favorite and most-worn labels, Alexander McQueen. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kate Middleton Puts a Regal Spin on St. Patrick’s Day Style," 17 Mar. 2019 Cut from black leather, the calf-grazing footwear was undeniably sleek, especially paired with the rest of her outfit: a gray topcoat, polka dot blouse, skinny black jeans, and poppy red shoulder. Vogue, "Kate Moss’s New Airport Shoes Are Unexpected—And Undeniably Cool, Too," 20 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of topcoat

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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: a lightweight overcoat

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