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undercoat

[uhn-der-koht] /ˈʌn dərˌkoʊt/
noun
1.
a coat or jacket worn under another.
2.
Zoology. a growth of short fur or hair lying beneath a longer growth.
3.
4.
a coat of paint or the like applied under the finishing coat.
5.
a paint, sealer, or the like specially prepared for use underneath a finishing coat.
verb (used with object)
6.
to apply an undercoating to.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; under- + coat
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undercoat

/ˈʌndəˌkəʊt/
noun
1.
a coat of paint or other substance applied before the top coat
2.
a coat worn under an overcoat
3.
(zoology) another name for underfur
4.
the US name for underseal
verb
5.
(transitive) to apply an undercoat to (a surface)
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