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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She shook herself out of her topcoat and fur and sat down at the hall telephone.

    Jane Journeys On Ruth Comfort Mitchell
  • He was putting himself into his topcoat, and he reddened a little with the exertion.

    A Sheaf of Corn Mary E. Mann
  • He shoved his collar and tie into a pocket, slipped on his vest and coat, put on his hat and slung his topcoat over his arm.

    The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
  • In spite of the chill outside, he was wearing only a topcoat over his pajamas.

    Hail to the Chief Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Kirk, perspiring freely under the folds of his topcoat, halted in the shelter of a tree bole, and waited.

    Twelve Times Zero Howard Carleton Browne
  • As soon as she had gone, he took his hat and topcoat and went out.

    Strong as Death Guy de Maupassant
  • "No, but he can get a topcoat to cover them, though," said Nancy.

    The Manxman Hall Caine
  • If I could jist get a shape I wad buy a remnant and mak' ye a topcoat mysel'.

    Erchie (AKA Hugh Foulis) Neil Munro
British Dictionary definitions for topcoat


an outdoor coat worn over a suit, etc
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