Definition of dustcoat in English:

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dustcoat

Pronunciation: /ˈdʌs(t)kəʊt/

noun

1A coat worn for protection against dust.
Example sentences
  • The strikers had returned to work after a previous strike action in June this year after management had promised to supply protective clothing - dustcoats, welding masks, overalls, clear goggles, gloves and dust masks.
  • Those early pictures in the family album showing ladies with hats, veils and scarves and men in dustcoats were not so much fashion statements as a reflection of necessity.
  • ‘Looking for anything in particular?‘said the shopkeeper, who was a shortish, grey-haired man in a brown dustcoat.
1.1 another term for duster (sense 2).

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