un·​der·​coat·​ing ˈən-dər-ˌkō-tiŋ How to pronounce undercoating (audio)
: a usually asphalt-based waterproof coating applied to the underside of a vehicle

Examples of undercoating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to being made with a thicker metal, this sink also comes with a protective undercoating and thick rubber pads that reduce noise and better insulate the sink. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Apr. 2023 The car, which carried a sticker price of $3,206.90 — including extras such as an AM radio, an electric clock and undercoating — was minted July 7, 1965. Robert Channick, Chicago Tribune, 24 Feb. 2023 And the Winner of the Inker: Gypsum: The primary ingredient in car undercoating. Pat Myers, Washington Post, 21 July 2022 Down is a fluffy cluster that comes from the undercoating of the bird, down pillows are known for their soft cloud-like feel. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 18 Feb. 2021 Down is a fluffy undercoating cluster, whereas feathers are flatter with quills and come from the bird’s outer covering. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 18 Feb. 2021 Even undercoating can trap the brine, which, upon drying, can attract future moisture. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, 8 Nov. 2019 Sparks thrown up as the rail cars and autos skidded along the pavement had ignited the tires and undercoating of the cars. John Kelly, Washington Post, 6 Jan. 2018 In summer, the huge, compound green leaves glow with an undercoating of golden indumentum, and in fall, long, fuzzy wands produce airy sprays of tiny white flowers. Ciscoe Morris, The Seattle Times, 9 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undercoating was in 1922

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“Undercoating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercoating. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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