Share this entry

Share this page

trench coat

Syllabification: trench coat

Definition of trench coat in English:

noun

1A loose, belted, double-breasted raincoat in a military style.
Example sentences
  • Love all the trench coats, especially the white trench coat with the subtle Burberry print on it.
  • He was wearing a long trench coat and an old style hat that had stopped Scott from identifying him.
  • They have a patent leather version of a fifties style trench coat and their own interpretation of the current high school craze.
1.1A lined or padded waterproof coat worn by soldiers.

Origin

World War I: originally referring to the type of coat worn by soldiers in the trenches.

Definition of trench coat in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…