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Definition of "overcoat" []

  • A heavy coat worn over ordinary clothing in cold weather. (noun)
  • An additional, protective coating, as of paint. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "overcoat" in a sentence
  • "(He pointed at the bundle she held, while she nodded proudly, beaming on me with good-nature and consciousness of success and prosperity.) "This overcoat is as good as a blanket," he went on, advancing the skirt of it that I might feel its thickness."
  • "(He pointed at the bundle she held, while she nodded proudly, beaming on me with good nature and consciousness of success and prosperity.) ` This overcoat is as good as a blanket, 'he went on, advancing the skirt of it that I might feel its thickness."
  • "Look a you in that picture – even your overcoat is puffed up and 2 sizes too big to try stop the world realizing how small you truly are."