undercoat

[ UK /ˌʌndəkˈə‍ʊt/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌkoʊt/ ]
NOUN
  1. seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
  2. thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
  3. the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
VERB
  1. cover with a primer; apply a primer to
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How To Use undercoat In A Sentence

  • But other extras, such as undercoating or fabric protection, are unnecessary and only add to your costs.
  • The soft undercoat will shed out twice a year, but regular combing will keep that under control.
  • The lift was inoperable, the walls had been left with barely an undercoat on them and there was bare screed on the floors.
  • Sometimes his pigment catches the canvas threads dryly, leaving the dips of the rough weave coloured only by the undercoat.
  • Masking taped the spare room or as I refer to it - the DVD room on Saturday, then kaffles and I undercoated it with some old paint she had at her place. October 22nd, 2007
  • So touches of the red metal undercoat would serve to indicate what ought to be green. THE HARDIE INHERITANCE
  • The walls were painted only in a sickly yellow undercoat, and even that was peeling.
  • I don't think undercoating is going to do much in this situation.
  • A second, freshly carved frame lay on another table, undercoated with red, awaiting its next layer.
  • The Chinook has a double coat comprising long guard hairs over a soft, short undercoat.
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