un·​der·​coat·​ing | \ ˈən-dər-ˌkō-tiŋ How to pronounce undercoating (audio) \

Definition of undercoating

: a usually asphalt-based waterproof coating applied to the underside of a vehicle

Examples of undercoating in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even undercoating can trap the brine, which, upon drying, can attract future moisture. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "Motormouth: Wash your undercarriage regularly this winter," 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, "All aboard as Answer Man revisits the day in 1976 a train derailed in Takoma," 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, "Ciscoe Morris: Go bananas with these big, bold, tropical plants," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of undercoating

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Undercoating.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercoating. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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