top·​coat | \ˈtäp-ˌkōt \

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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The basecoat and topcoat can be used with any of OPI’s over 140 gel colors. Elizabeth Denton, Seventeen, "13 Things You Need To Know Before Getting a Gel Manicure," 16 July 2018 Let your artwork dry and add topcoat to seal everything in. Carly Cardellino, Cosmopolitan, "5 Nail Art Looks You'll Actually Try This Valentine's Day," 4 Jan. 2018 The female customer was apparently upset over an issue with her topcoat for the $150 nail service, according to footage filmed by fellow patron Robin L. Roether, who soon shared it on Facebook. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Florida woman slammed for racist tirade against nail salon owner," 13 June 2018 Apply the topcoat paint using the same spraying techniques. Ben Murphy, Popular Mechanics, "How to Paint a Car," 22 Jan. 2018 His choice of a black topcoat was a sharp way to finish the look too. Megan Gustashaw, GQ, "John Cho Will Show You How to Wear 2018's Must-Have Track Trousers," 28 Mar. 2018 When paired with a camel topcoat, the combination read a little bit Annie Hall, albeit a sultry version. Maria Ward, Vogue, "Did Emily Ratajkowski Just Kill Off the Crop Top?," 10 Apr. 2018 The new polish shades come in the Sally Hansen Insta-dri formula, which dries in 60 seconds and includes a base and topcoat to extend the life of your at-home mani. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Sally Hansen’s New $4 Nail Polishes Are Perfect For Spring," 20 Apr. 2018 This unusual short topcoat is where the rumored hypoallergenic claim began. Kristen A. Schmitt, Smithsonian, "There’s No Such Thing as a Hypoallergenic Cat," 17 Apr. 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of topcoat

: a lightweight overcoat

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