[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌkoʊt/ ]
[ UK /ˈə‍ʊvəkˌə‍ʊt/ ]
  1. an additional protective coating (as of paint or varnish)
  2. a heavy coat worn over clothes in winter
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How To Use overcoat In A Sentence

  • Mrs. Dudgeon unbars the door and opens it, letting into the stuffy kitchen a little of the freshness and a great deal of the chill of the dawn, also her second son Christy, a fattish, stupid, fair-haired, round-faced man of about 22, muffled in a plaid shawl and grey overcoat. The Devil's Disciple
  • He wore a thick overcoat as a protection against the bitter cold.
  • Purple Label sportswear is filled with chocolate-colored suede trench coats, gray pinstriped cashmere slacks, cashmere sweaters and cashmere overcoats.
  • (He pointed at the bundle she held, while she nodded proudly, beaming on me with good-nature and consciousness of success and prosperity.) "This overcoat is as good as a blanket," he went on, advancing the skirt of it that I might feel its thickness. THE SPIKE
  • I had now no clothes except what I stood up in — the coat badly out at the elbow — an overcoat, moderately pawnable, and one spare shirt. Down and Out in Paris and London
  • When the smoke cleared, he was seen to be standing there still wearing the overcoat. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The weight of the overcoat made it uncomfortable to wear.
  • Jim slipped on his overcoat and grabbed his briefcase as well as his large portfolio case to lend credibility to his story.
  • He dropped his cap on a chair, unbuttoned his overcoat, lifting up his chin to unfasten the throat buttons.
  • Very soon, a small, dumpy figure in a shaggy brown overcoat appeared, lugging a large sack.
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