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topcoat

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈtɒp.kəʊt/ us    /ˈtɑːp.koʊt/
a final layer of paint put onto a surface over another layer, or the type of paint used to do this
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in Chinese (Traditional) (油漆的)外塗層, 外塗油漆…
in Chinese (Simplified) (油漆的)外涂层, 外涂油漆…
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