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[top-koht] /ˈtɒpˌkoʊt/
a lightweight overcoat.
the coat of paint applied last to a surface.
verb (used with object)
to apply the topcoat to (a surface).
Origin of topcoat
1810-20; top1 + coat Unabridged
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Examples from the web for topcoat
  • He wears a rumpled dress shirt, a tie, a dark topcoat.
  • One wore an expensive gray suit and camel's hair topcoat.
  • Everyone entering was searched for possible weapons and compelled to remove his topcoat.
  • You'd know it if you spotted a six-shooter holstered on someone's ankle or a badge pinned to a topcoat.
  • The topcoat, usually the only coat, is applied with electrostatic spray or with conventional airless or air spray.
  • The company uses a urethane topcoat, a polyester topcoat and primer.
  • Two coats of topcoat are applied and allowed to dry after each coat.
  • The sealer and topcoat are applied sparingly to prevent long dry times.
  • Adhere to all minimum and maximum topcoat times for specific primers and intermediate coats.
  • The final coating is either a clear topcoat or enamel and is applied in the topcoat booth and dried in the second oven.
British Dictionary definitions for topcoat


an outdoor coat worn over a suit, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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