Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: cote


1 noun
coat1 S2 W3 [countable]
1DCC a piece of clothing with long sleeves that is worn over your clothes to protect them or to keep you warm:
Billy! Put your coat on, it's cold outside!
The kids took off their coats and threw them on the floor.
I need a new winter coat.
The lab assistants wear long white coats.
morning coat
2DCC American English a jacket that you wear as part of a suit [= jacket]
3HBA the fur, wool, or hair that covers an animal's body:
a dog with a glossy coat
4 a thin layer of a paint or other substance that you spread thinly over the surface of something
coat of
He applied a light coat of varnish.

➔ cut your coat according to your cloth

at cut1 (43)

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