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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.Coats, jackets and cloaks used as a combining form: an overcoat a raincoatCoats, jackets and cloaks

coat noun [C] (ANIMAL)

the hair, wool, or fur covering an animal: a thick/glossy/matted coatThe skin, hair and bone of non-human animals

coat noun [C] (COVER)

(also coating,   /kəʊ.tɪŋ/    /koʊ.t̬ɪŋ/) a layer of a particular substance that covers something: I'll give the walls a quick coat of paint. two coats of varnish a thick coating of chocolateCoverings and layers

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.Covering and adding layers
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