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coat British & World English

An outer garment with sleeves, worn outdoors and typically extending below the hips

blue coat British & World English

A soldier in a blue uniform

car coat British & World English

A short, square-cut style of coat designed to be worn when driving a car

coat-tail British & World English

Each of the flaps formed by the back of a tailcoat

sack coat British & World English

A loose-fitting coat hanging straight down from the shoulders, particularly as worn by men (sometimes as part of military uniform) in the 19th and early 20th centuries

seed coat British & World English

The protective outer coat of a seed

tack coat British & World English

(In road-making) a thin coating of tar or asphalt applied before a road is laid to form an adhesive bond

lab coat British & World English

A white protective coat worn by workers in a laboratory

Afghan coat British & World English

A kind of sheepskin coat with the skin outside, typically having a shaggy border

covert coat British & World English

A short, light overcoat designed to be worn for outdoor sports such as shooting and riding

coat check British & World English

A cloakroom with an attendant

coat dress British & World English

A woman’s tailored dress that resembles a coat

coat stand British & World English

A stand with hooks on which to hang coats, hats, etc.

dress coat British & World English

A coat with long tails at the back, worn by men on very formal occasions

duffel coat British & World English

A coat made of duffel, typically hooded and fastened with toggles

frock coat British & World English

A man’s double-breasted, long-skirted coat, now worn chiefly on formal occasions

powder-coat British & World English

Cover (an object) with a polyester or epoxy powder, which is then heated to fuse into a protective layer

swing coat British & World English

A coat cut so as to swing when the wearer moves

sugar-coat British & World English

Coat (an item of food) with sugar

trench coat British & World English

A loose belted, double-breasted raincoat in a military style

white coat British & World English

A long white protective garment worn by doctors, hospital attendants, and laboratory workers

blanket coat British & World English

A coat made from a blanket or from blanket-like material

matinee coat British & World English

A baby’s short coat

morning coat British & World English

A man’s formal coat with a long back section cut into tails which curves up to join the waist at the front

scratch coat British & World English

A rough coating of plaster scratched before it is quite dry to ensure the adherence of the next coat

shooting coat British & World English

A padded waterproof coat with large pockets, worn when shooting game

coat of arms British & World English

The distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country

coat of mail British & World English

A jacket covered with or composed of metal rings or plates, serving as armour

trail one's coat in trail British & World English

Deliberately provoke a quarrel or fight

ride the coattails of in coat-tail British & World English

Benefit from the success of (another), sometimes undeservedly

trail one's coat British & World English

Deliberately provoke a quarrel or fight

white coat hypertension British & World English

A syndrome whereby a patient’s feeling of anxiety in a medical environment results in an abnormally high reading when their blood pressure is measured

Doggett's Coat and Badge British & World English

An orange livery with a silver badge offered as a trophy in an annual rowing contest among Thames watermen in London. It was instituted in 1715 by an Irish comic actor, Thomas Doggett (1620–1721)

recoat British & World English

Apply another coat of paint, varnish, etc. to

Blue Coat in blue coat British & World English

A student at a charity school with a blue uniform

gelcoat British & World English

The smooth, hard polyester resin surface coating of a fibreglass structure

pea jacket British & World English

A short double-breasted overcoat of coarse woollen cloth, formerly worn by sailors

pea coat in pea jacket British & World English

A short double-breasted overcoat of coarse woollen cloth, formerly worn by sailors

redcoat British & World English

A British soldier

tailcoat British & World English

A man’s formal morning or evening coat, with a long skirt divided at the back into tails and cut away in front

be all fur coat and no knickers in fur British & World English

Have an impressive or sophisticated appearance which belies the fact that there is nothing to substantiate it

greatcoat British & World English

A long heavy overcoat

happi British & World English

A loose informal Japanese coat

happi coat in happi British & World English

A loose informal Japanese coat

ride the coattails of British & World English

Benefit from the success of (another), sometimes undeservedly

be all fur coat and no knickers British & World English

Have an impressive or sophisticated appearance which belies the fact that there is nothing to substantiate it

coat hanger in hanger1 British & World English

A shaped piece of wood, plastic, or metal with a hook at the top, from which clothes may be hung in order to keep them in shape

mackinaw British & World English

A short coat or jacket made of a thick woollen cloth, typically with a plaid design


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