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noun [countable]     coat pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    a piece of clothing with long sleeves that you wear over your other clothes when you go outside. A short coat is also called a jacket and a long coat is also called an overcoat

    a woman wearing a fur coat

    Put your coat on – we’re going out.

    1. a.
      a jacket that men wear over a shirt as part of a suit
    2. b.
      a piece of thick cloth that is put on a dog’s back to keep it warm outside in winter
  2. 2
    a layer of something such as paint that you put onto a surface

    All the door needs is a new coat of paint.

  3. 3
    the fur or hair on an animal’s skin


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