over- +‎ coat



overcoat (plural overcoats)

  1. A heavy garment worn over other clothes, for protection from cold or weather.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 10, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Men that I knew around Wapatomac didn't wear high, shiny plug hats, nor yeller spring overcoats, nor carry canes with ivory heads as big as a catboat's anchor, as you might say.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 5, in The China Governess:
      ‘It's rather like a beautiful Inverness cloak one has inherited. Much too good to hide away, so one wears it instead of an overcoat and pretends it's an amusing new fashion.’


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overcoat (third-person singular simple present overcoats, present participle overcoating, simple past and past participle overcoated)

  1. (transitive) To apply an exterior coating to.
    • 2004, James A. Harrington, Infrared Fibers and Their Applications (page 128)
      One method is to overcoat the fiber with Teflon AF, an amorphous Teflon that transmits over most of sapphire fiber's transmission range.