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raincoat

[reyn-koht] /ˈreɪnˌkoʊt/
noun
1.
a waterproof or water-repellent coat worn as protection against rain.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; rain + coat
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Examples for raincoat
  • Rain is common throughout all regions during this month, so a good raincoat or umbrella recommended.
  • Rain is consistent throughout the year, making it necessary to pack an umbrella or raincoat.
  • The raincoat is a trench coat style and is red with pink polka-dots.
  • When wearing a raincoat, the plastic combination cap rain cover clear may be worn.
  • He shook the water from his raincoat and entered, removing his hat at the door.
  • The brown color is actually an olive green, which is great for me because it matches my olive green raincoat.
  • Next time it was raining and nothing has changed, but a raincoat on him.
  • Muir pulls two bottles of champagne from his raincoat.
  • Jerry looked cleaner than she felt, almost dap- per, his white shirt still looking crisp through his open raincoat.
  • So he spreads the rubber between layers of cloth and invents the raincoat.
British Dictionary definitions for raincoat

raincoat

/ˈreɪnˌkəʊt/
noun
1.
a coat made of a waterproof material
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Word Origin and History for raincoat
n.

also rain-coat, 1821, from rain (n.) + coat (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for raincoat

raincoat

noun

A condom; rubber: If a guy said ''I ride bareback,'' I'd tell him he needs a raincoat. Instead of gonorrhea, I'd talk about the clap (1980s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for raincoat

mackintosh

waterproof outercoat or raincoat, named after a Scottish chemist, Charles Macintosh (1766-1843), who invented the waterproof material that bears his name. The fabric used for a mackintosh was made waterproof by cementing two thicknesses of it together with rubber dissolved in a coal-tar naphtha solution

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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