Definition of blue coat in English:

blue coat

Syllabification: blue coat


  • 1A person who wears a blue uniform, in particular.
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    • She had taken many lives, in the name of the blue coats, of course, but still, she did everything he told her to, so she was no threat to him.
  • 1.1A soldier, especially a Union soldier during the Civil War.
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    • On the left stood a long row of blue coats and muskets and cannons.
    • Another blue coat arrives and straps up my other arm.
    • Out of nowhere, the blue-coats came charging into the Confederate position.
  • 1.2A police officer.
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    • ‘You know me, officer,’ he said, as the blue coat came running in. ‘I give this man into custody for theft.’
    • The blue-coat came on slowly, expecting gunfire from a cornered criminal.

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