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blue coat

Syllabification: blue coat

Definition of blue coat in English:

noun

1A person who wears a blue uniform, in particular.
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.
1.1A soldier, especially a Union soldier during the Civil War.
Example sentences
  • On the left stood a long row of blue coats and muskets and cannons.
  • Another blue coat arrives and straps up my other arm.
  • Out of nowhere, the blue-coats came charging into the Confederate position.
1.2A 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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