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coatnoun [C]

uk   /kəʊt/ us   /koʊt/
  • coat noun [C] (CLOTHING)

A1 an outer piece of clothing with sleeves that is worn over other clothes, usually for warmth: Do your coat up, Joe, or you'll freeze. We need a coat hook on the back of this door.
used as a combining form: an overcoat a raincoat

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  • coat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the hair, wool, or fur covering an animal: a thick/glossy/matted coat

coatverb [T]

uk   /kəʊt/ us   /koʊt/
(Definition of coat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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coatnoun [C]

us   /koʊt/
  • coat noun [C] (CLOTHING)

any of various types of outer clothing that are worn over other clothes, usually open in the front, and are often used for warmth: She put on her heavy winter coat.
When you say a man is wearing a coat and tie, the coat is a jacket or part of a suit.
Coat is often used as a combining form: a raincoat
  • coat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the natural hair, wool, or fur of an animal: The dog’s coat is shiny and clean.
  • coat noun [C] (LAYER)

a layer of a substance: There were about six coats of paint over the brick.
coat
verb [T] us   /koʊt/
Everything was coated with a fine layer of dust.
(Definition of coat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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