trench coat


Definition of trench coat 

1 : a usually double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and often straps on the shoulders

2 : a waterproof overcoat with a removable lining designed for wear in trenches

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After making an impression with her unique trench coat dress and black boots at last year’s fashion prom, the Quantico star once again wore Ralph Lauren for the event, but in a totally different way. Stephanie Petit,, "How Priyanka Chopra's Gorgeous 2018 Met Gala Look Honored the Theme and Her Indian Heritage," 8 May 2018 Just last week, the attorney wore another leather hybrid style—this time a trench coat—by the designer. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amal Clooney's Alexander Wang Pants Will Make You Do A Double-Take," 6 Apr. 2018 Fraser is in costume—long white trench coat, white shirt, white suit, white Stetson, bolo tie—long legs stretched out, studying his lines. Zach Baron, GQ, "What Ever Happened To Brendan Fraser?," 22 Feb. 2018 Both wore tinted sunglasses while Dunst, 36, held a hand to her baby bump that was showcased under a knee-length Snyder cashmere dress by Equipment (available here in black) and tan trench coat. Jen Juneau,, "Bumping Along! Pregnant Kirsten Dunst Shows Off Her Baby Belly During Outing with Jesse Plemons," 3 May 2018 Rachel Weisz was photographed leaving Good Morning America Wednesday wearing a floral Miu Miu dress and beige Burberry trench coat that perfectly showcased her growing baby bump. Eileen Reslen, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rachel Weisz Flaunts Her Baby Bump in a Beautiful Floral Dress," 25 Apr. 2018 And during her time in the city, the world’s most famous human rights attorney has mainly worn ladylike skirt suits and slick trench coats. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Amal Clooney Takes a Page Out of Jackie Kennedy’s Playbook," 12 Apr. 2018 Mark Walters, cloaked in a cliched yet effective black leather trench coat, made a fearsome Don Pizarro, armed both with a knife and a stentorian baritone. Jeremy Eichler,, "From darkness to light with Boston Baroque’s rousing ‘Fidelio’," 14 Apr. 2018 The classic trench coat was basically invented by the British. Robin Givhan, Houston Chronicle, "Nothing else Melania Trump wears will ever matter again," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of trench coat

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of trench coat was in 1914

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English Language Learners Definition of trench coat

: a usually long raincoat with deep pockets and a belt

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