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 easiest topcoat to apply is a product such as Rejuvenate’s All Floors Restorer ($17.97 for a 32-ounce bottle at Home Depot). Washington Post, "What to do about white painted floors that are yellowing," 31 Aug. 2020 To help assist with the longevity, a local automotive body shop has sprayed each star with a durable clear topcoat, officials said. James T. Norman,, "Mundelein launches ‘Stars on Parade’ public art campaign," 20 Aug. 2020 Even the savviest, most steady-handed of us have come to rely on The Poppy or feel strongly supported by the brand's indestructible topcoat. Karina Hoshikawa,, "Upgrade Your Home Manicure With Olive & June’s 20% Off Sale," 22 June 2020 Included in the kit is a base coat, three accent paints, an acrylic topcoat, a roller with two covers, a sponge, a foam brush, and a practice board. Emma Bazilian, House Beautiful, "We Tried DIY-ing a Granite Countertop—Here's How it Turned Out!," 9 Jan. 2020 For the service, Her Majesty was spotted in an orange-pink topcoat, complete with large front buttons and a prominent collar. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Queen Elizabeth II Gives the Pantone Color of the Year a Royal Spin," 3 Feb. 2019 Varnish Apply varnish topcoat with a new paintbrush, in the direction of the wood grain. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "How To Refinish a Vintage Midcentury Coffee Table," 7 Feb. 2020 Finish off with a clear, shiny topcoat and let that dry. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "How to keep up your grooming regimen in isolation — without disaster," 11 Apr. 2020 Its powerful teeth are designed to target the loose hair your cat is shedding in its undercoat, while protecting their topcoat. Popular Science, "Essential supplies for grooming your cat," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of topcoat

1804, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Topcoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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

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: a lightweight overcoat

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