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 Did Riley really see a figure in a trench coat and a fedora wandering outside during the squall? Kristen Baldwin,, 23 Sep. 2021 Consider the trusty trench coat: originally created to shield soldiers from the elements, it's since turned into one of the most distinctive utility apparel items a person could own. Amanda Randone,, 3 Aug. 2021 Kylie kept her belly in the spotlight in a beige crop top and an oversized charcoal trench coat, paired with a few gold statement rings on each hand and her always-perfect glam. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, 21 Sep. 2021 Jenner later shared a series of photos on Instagram, showing off her all-white look from the night, which featured a white leather mini dress and a coordinating trench coat with matching shades and a top handle bag from Balenciaga. Vanessa Etienne,, 9 Sep. 2021 There’s nothing quite like a trench coat in transitional weather. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 26 Aug. 2021 Tall boots and a long trench coat will do just the trick in balancing out your miniskirt of choice. Sierra Mayhew, Harper's BAZAAR, 2 Aug. 2021 In a full-length trench coat, black hat and large red-and-purple scarf wrapped around her neck, Lakatos arrived at Boodles the following morning for the prearranged meeting. Washington Post, 30 July 2021 There’s also a trench coat to throw over activewear on upcoming chilly nights and fleece joggers, shorts, and hoodies for relaxing at home too. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 10 Aug. 2021

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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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6 Oct 2021

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“Trench coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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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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