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undercoat

Syllabification: un·der·coat
Pronunciation: /ˈəndərˌkōt
 
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Definition of undercoat in English:

noun

1A layer of paint applied after the primer and before the topcoat.
Example sentences
  • First, they painted the stucco with a primer undercoat, then applied medium blue latex house paint.
  • Use a special primer as an undercoat so that the paint will adhere better.
  • They also make paints for wood or concrete floors and masonry as well as the requisite undercoat and primer paints.
2An animal’s underfur or down.
Example sentences
  • The dog weighs about sixty pounds with medium length fur and a thick undercoat and possesses an unusual physiological adaptation for work.
  • Camel hair is from the extremely soft and fine fur from the undercoat of the camel.
  • For a long hair retriever you should take off the undercoat, thin the hair but leave it long on top to achieve a sleek effect.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
Apply a coat of undercoat to (something).
Example sentences
  • Jimmy sugar soaped the ceiling and walls in the front room and undercoated the window frame.
  • But other extras, such as undercoating or fabric protection, are unnecessary and only add to your costs.
  • Much thought and effort went into the mural, i.e., brushing, scraping and undercoating to the final draft.

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