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  Dictionary Definition of coat

coat
noun
1. an outer garment with sleeves; an overcoat, dress coat, etc.
2. a natural integument or covering, as the hair, fur, or wool of an animal, the bark of a tree, or the skin of a fruit.
3. anything that covers or conceals: a coat of paint.
-- verb (t)
4. to cover or provide with a coat.
5. to cover with a layer or coating; cover as a layer or coating does.
-- phrase
6. on the coat, Prison Colloquial ostracised.
[ME cote, from OF, from Gmc; cf. OS cott woollen coat, ML cotta kind of tunic]
-- coatless, adjective