- noun the hair on the body of an animal
Cars & Driving
- noun a layer of material, usually applied in liquid form, covering a surface
- A single covering layer of any type of material, such as paint, plaster, stain, or surface sealant.
- noun a piece of outdoor clothing which covers the top part of the body
Origin & History of “coat”
Coat seems originally to have signified a sort of short close-fitting cloth tunic with sleeves, worn by men. over the centuries fashion has lengthened the garment, and its male exclusivity has disappeared (originally, as a woman’s garment a coat was a skirt, a sense preserved in petticoat). The word is of Germanic origin (it has been traced back to Frankish *kotta), but it reached English via Old French cote.