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coat

Pronunciation: /kəʊt/

Translation of coat in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 [Clothing/Indumentaria]
    (overcoat)
    1.1 (for men) abrigo (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) sobretodo (masculine); (for women) abrigo (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) tapado (masculine) to cut one's coat according to one's cloth (British English/inglés británico) vivir según sus ( or mis etc) posibilidades, adaptarse a las circunstancias, no estirar los pies más de lo que da la frazada (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) [colloquial/familiar] to trail one's coat buscar* pelea or [colloquial/familiar] camorra to turn o change one's coat cambiar de chaqueta, chaquetear
    Example sentences
    • Mr. Walker pulled a pair of mittens out of his coat pocket and handed them to me.
    • We wore our winter coats and stuffed our pockets with what little bread we had left.
    • See this new camera is big and bulky - in winter I put it in my puffy coat pocket and barely even noticed it.
    Example sentences
    • The new line includes a hunting coat, parka, vest, shirt and pant.
    • Like a tailor, he keeps big needles pinned behind the lapel of his coat, a plaid jacket too large for him.
    • Personally I think the jackets look like pyjama coats, but they are not my cuppa.
    Example sentences
    • Key focus continues to be short shift dresses, coats and skirts.
    • The next three hours were a blur, as Keira tried on dresses, shirts, coats, skirts, pants, shoes and hats.
    • This season's key items are all short, from skirts to dresses and coats.
    1.2 (jacket) chaqueta (feminine), saco (feminine) (Latin America/América Latina) ; (heavier) chaquetón (masculine)
  • 2 (of animals) pelaje (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • For instance, someone who is especially house proud will not want a dog with a long coat which sheds hair all over the furniture.
    • Animals with heavy coats, such as Highland cattle and Galloways, were the most prone to problems, he added.
    • Believe it or not mathematics explains why animals can have coats with spotted bodies and striped tails but not striped bodies with spotted tails.
  • 3 (layer — of paint, varnish) capa (feminine), mano (feminine); (— of dust) capa (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The env gene codes for a protein on the outer coat of the virus that allows it to recognize and attach to human cells.
    • They code for the coat proteins of the two viruses, which are primary targets for the host immune system.
    • Finally, all the Ames test strains have defective polysaccharide outer coats, to make them more permeable to the test chemicals.
    Example sentences
    • They felt it needed a new coat of paint to freshen it up.
    • Yet another group applied fresh coats of paint on the panels of windows and doors.
    • And how I would love to put a fresh coat of paint on it.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • cubrir* coated with chocolate cubierto de chocolate, bañado en chocolate coat the surface with primer aplique una capa or mano de base a la superficie his tongue was coated tenía la lengua sucia, tenía la lengua cubierta de saburra [technical/técnico]

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