Definition of trench coat in English:

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trench coat

Pronunciation: /ˈtrenCH ˌkōt/

noun

1A loose, belted, double-breasted raincoat in a military style.
Example sentences
  • Love all the trench coats, especially the white trench coat with the subtle Burberry print on it.
  • He was wearing a long trench coat and an old style hat that had stopped Scott from identifying him.
  • They have a patent leather version of a fifties style trench coat and their own interpretation of the current high school craze.
1.1A lined or padded waterproof coat worn by soldiers.

Origin

World War I: originally referring to the type of coat worn by soldiers in the trenches.

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Syllabification: trench coat

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