Definition of blue coat in English:

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blue coat

Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞o ˌkōt/

noun

1 historical A soldier in a blue uniform, especially a Union soldier during the Civil War.
Example sentences
  • 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.
1.1US A police officer.
Example sentences
  • ‘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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