1A long white protective garment worn by doctors, hospital attendants, and laboratory workers.
- He looked up to see a doctor in a long white coat walking towards him.
- The white coat of one of the medics is spattered with blood.
- Nurses and doctors in white coats were running in and out of rooms, while still trying to maintain quiet around the waiting room.
2 (whitecoat) Canadian An infant harp seal, which has whitish fur.
- Mothers find their pups among the many whitecoats on the ice floes by scent and reject all but their own.
- The protests climaxed in 1983 with a European Community (EC) ban on the import of ‘whitecoats’ and ‘bluebacks’.
- Almost all of the white-coat hunting involved fishermen in Newfoundland and Quebec who needed a way to make money at the end of winter before the fishing season began again.
men in white coats
- humorous Psychiatrists or psychiatric workers (used to imply that someone is mad or mentally unbalanced): I think the men in white coats will be calling soonMore example sentences
- They'd probably have rung the men in white coats to take me away.
- She even squeezed out a slim book on the subject before the men in white coats came for her.
- The father becomes enraged at the son and has to be dragged away himself by men in white coats.
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