[n. oh-ver-koht; v. oh-ver-koht, oh-ver-koht]
a coat worn over the ordinary indoor clothing, as in cold weather.
Also called overcoating. an added coating, as of paint, applied for protection.
verb (used with object)
to apply an additional coat of paint to (a surface).

1795–1805; over- + coat

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Overcoat, The

a short story (1842) by Gogol.
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overcoat (ˈəʊvəˌkəʊt)
a warm heavy coat worn over the outer clothes in cold weather

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Word Origin & History

"large coat worn over ordinary clothing," 1802, from over + coat.
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Example sentences
The belted overcoat with its nipped-in waist and flared hemline is the coat to
  beat at the moment.
He was a distinguished gentleman in a blue overcoat and white skullcap.
He wore a dark overcoat with a large silver cross around his neck.
Wear lots of warm clothes, plus overcoat indoors in winter.
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