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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Monday joined Channel 8 in 1979, packing up his trademark trench coat and moving to Channel 3 in 2001. Mark Dawidziak,, "Monday, Merriman and Meyer returning to Channel 8’s I-Team," 17 Sep. 2019 Max Siedentopf3 Max Siedentopf His antics include showing a man taped to a plain white wall, a young woman balancing eight glasses of red wine on her outstretched limbs, and another young woman flashing pieces of toast inside her trench coat. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "An artist is turning boring passport photos into bizarre portraits," 27 Aug. 2019 While Europe has a distinct fashion aesthetic of its own – cue the berets, trench coats, and chic boots, guest who enter the city create an even bigger melting pot of style. Nandi Howard, Essence, "This Is How Black Creatives Slay London Fashion Week," 16 Sep. 2019 From slime green dresses to sheer trench coats, there's a fun (and affordable) piece for you somewhere in the mix ahead. Eliza Huber,, "Summer's Top Trends Are Hiding In Zara's Best-Sellers List," 20 June 2019 For the nail-biting finals game (the Raptors won), Beyoncé wore a classic khaki trench coat by Burberry designed by Riccardo Tisci that was covered in golden grommets. Vogue, "Beyoncé Does Courtside Style Like No Other," 6 June 2019 Lowe asked the sub about Granados-Diaz, an 18-year-old senior, when the door opened and a mop-haired kid in glasses and a black trench coat burst in, setting off screams from the students. Greg Bishop,, "‘Active Shooter!’ How Life Put Keanon Lowe Where He Was Supposed to Be," 29 Aug. 2019 The whirl of trench coats and cocktails and midnight meetings on park benches has the heady whiff of classic old-fashioned spy storytelling, but filtered, too, through Prescott’s thoroughly modern lens. Leah Greenblatt,, "The Secrets We Kept is a crackling, female-centered spy thriller rooted in real life," 28 Aug. 2019 Then Yves Saint Laurent draped Catherine Deneuve in knee-length skirts and a sensual vinyl trench coat in Luis Buñuel’s 1967 film Belle de Jour, and women suddenly reconsidered: Bourgeois could be transgressive, even powerful. Jeffrey Westbrook. Styled By Will Kahn, Town & Country, "Bourgeouis? Moi? This Season Is Fashion's Rich Girl Revenge," 22 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of trench coat

1914, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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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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