- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkəʊtɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkoʊtɪŋ/, [ˈkʰoʊ̯ɾɪŋ]
- Rhymes: -əʊtɪŋ
coating (plural coatings)
- A thin outer layer.
- They painted on a coating to protect it from the weather.
- 1943 March and April, “G.W.R. Rolling Stock Colours”, in Railway Magazine, page 106:
- "Chocolate and cream," the standard colours of G.W.R. rolling stock for 21 years, are now being replaced by an all-over utility coating of reddish-brown. This is the third time that a uniform brown has been adopted as the standard livery of G.W.R. carriages.
- 1980, Robert M. Jones, editor, Walls and Ceilings, Time-Life Books, →ISBN, page 48:
- You can, if you like, give the completed cork wall a protective coating of sealer, stain, varnish, wax or polish, so you will be able to use liquid cleaners on it.
- (archaic) Cloth for making coats.
- (law enforcement slang) A telling-off; a reprimand.
- 1931, The Police Journal, volume 4, page 501:
- The bogey gave him a right coating.
a thin outer layer
- present participle of coat
- We spent hours coating the truffles with cocoa powder so they wouldn't be sticky.