- 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).
- a short story (1842) by Gogol.
- a warm heavy coat worn over the outer clothes in cold weather
n.“large coat worn over ordinary clothing,” 1802, from over- + coat (n.).