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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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 Mary-Kate wore an oversize T-shirt and trousers, while Ashley chose a black dress and trench coat., "Twinning! Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Ring in 33rd Birthday Wearing Matching Tiaras," 14 June 2019 Students have said Pagourtzis wore a long jacket or trench coat to school in the months leading up to the shooting, which is against school code policy and should have alerted school officials. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "'We're not protecting our children': Santa Fe shooting survivors demand answers, independent review," 6 June 2019 Dang hijacks the action with a mystical wild goose chase involving a mysterious old man in a trench coat stuffed with garlic bulbs (gamely played by Jully Lee in one of her multiple roles). Los Angeles Times, "Review: Korean family drama ‘Hannah and the Dread Gazebo’ casts too many spells," 19 Aug. 2019 Shayk was spotted ready to take on the rain on Thursday while walking around in Brooklyn with her son, Lea, in a $2,190 Burberry Long Westminster Heritage trench coat and $950 beige Chanel Caoutchouc rain boots. Tess Kornfeld, Glamour, "Irina Shayk Wore a $50 Mango Dress With a $2,000 Burberry Jacket," 23 June 2019 Margot Robbie’s Sharon Tate is also along for the ride, dressed in a python trench coat, yellow hot pants, and knee-high white gogo boots. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," 24 July 2019

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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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