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coat

noun [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

coat noun [C] (COVER)

a layer of a substance, especially paint, that covers something: I'll give the walls a quick coat of paint. two coats of varnish

coat

verb [T] uk   /kəʊt/  us   /koʊt/
to cover something with a layer of a particular substance: When the biscuits are cool, you coat them in/with melted chocolate.
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