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

Examples of trench coat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fans got a peek of Kravitz as Catwoman, dressed in a shiny black trench coat and matching headpiece. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "'The Batman' production back in full swing," 13 Oct. 2020 Adding a pop of color to his white button-down shirt and dark slacks, Macklemore wore a hot pink trench coat. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Watch Steve Harvey's Hilarious Reaction to Macklemore's Outfit on 'Celebrity Family Feud'," 6 Oct. 2020 Often cut as a square, these styles will look good with virtually anything in your closet (think a cotton T-shirt, trench coat, crewneck) and can be knotted in multiple ways, like a necktie, shoulder duster, or bandeau top. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "The 18 Best Silk Scarves for Women to Shop Now," 5 Oct. 2020 The whole Italian-cool look — paired with the black leather trench coat, black trousers, heels, oversized sunglasses, and a black face mask — is giving us major Matrix or top-secret agent vibes. Sarah Midkiff,, "Hailey Bieber Is Unrecognizable With Bleached Eyebrows," 1 Oct. 2020 Highly famous in his native Japan, award-winning designer Kunihiko Morinaga is known for daring concepts that merge art and fashion — such as a square box that becomes a trench coat when the box ribbing is taken out. Thomas Adamson, Star Tribune, "Kenzo gets the buzz at bee-themed Paris Fashion Week show," 30 Sep. 2020 Selby, meanwhile, wore a sleek trench coat with black trousers and dress shoes. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Maisie Williams and Reuben Selby Are the Coolest Front Row Couple at Dior," 29 Sep. 2020 The rapper modeled a classic trench coat, a brown leather tote and kitten heels embossed with the iconic Coach logo in a photo posted to the brand's Instagram feed. Hanna Flanagan,, "Kate Moss Makes a Surprise Appearance at Coach Spring/Summer 2021 Fashion Show," 22 Sep. 2020 President Clinton mentioned the trench coat, the knapsack, the book to read, the apple to eat, the toothbrush. Joshua Bote, USA TODAY, "Former President Barack Obama delivers a rousing eulogy: 'America was built by John Lewises'," 30 July 2020

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First Known Use of trench coat

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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17 Oct 2020

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“Trench coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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