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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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 Radio host Hugh Hewitt suggested banning trench coats. Leonard Pitts Jr., miamiherald, "With gun violence unabated, who wants to be the last student to die before politicians act? | Miami Herald," 22 May 2018 Decked out in all black trench coats and surrounded by military-style dancers, the divas belted out the rousing anthem from Aguilera's upcoming album Liberation live onstage for the first time. Anika Reed, USA TODAY, "Christina Aguilera, Demi Lovato debut diva duet at Billboard Music Awards," 21 May 2018 They were dressed in trench coats and handsome suits, like intelligence agents. Ellen Barry, New York Times, "‘A Royal Baby, a Prince!’: Kate and William Welcome New Baby," 23 Apr. 2018 And just as striking as their soaring vocals were their coordinated black PVC trench coats and glossy crops. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Demi Lovato and Christina Aguilera's Powerful Duet—and Twinning Hair Look—Just Shut Down the Billboard Music Awards," 21 May 2018 The suspect allegedly carried in the shotgun under his trench coat on Friday morning, Abbott said. Adam Carlson,, "Teen Boy Suspected of Texas School Massacre Had Planned Suicide But 'Gave Himself Up' Instead: Gov.," 18 May 2018 In the custom set are a trench coat and combat trousers teamed with wildlife prints as well as chevron tracksuits. Jake Woolf, GQ, "Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods Tour Trades Suits and Ties for Custom Designer Everything," 17 Mar. 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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