Undercoat Un"der*coat`, n. 1. A coat worn under another; a light coat, as distinguished from an overcoat, or a greatcoat. [1913 Webster]

2. A growth of short hair or fur partially concealed by a longer growth; as, a dog's undercoat. [1913 Webster]

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  • undercoat — [un′dərkōt΄] n. 1. Obs. a coat worn under another 2. an under layer of short hair in an animal s coat 3. a coating as of tarlike material applied to the exposed underside of a motor vehicle to deaden noise, retard rust, etc. 4. a coat of paint,… …   English World dictionary

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  • undercoat — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌkəʊt] / US [ˈʌndərˌkoʊt] noun [countable] Word forms undercoat : singular undercoat plural undercoats the first layer of paint that you put on a surface …   English dictionary

  • undercoat — 1. noun a) A layer of short hairs underneath the longer ones of an animals fur b) A coat of paint or other material applied onto a surface before that of a topcoat; a coloured primer 2 …   Wiktionary

  • undercoat — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)koʊt[/t]] undercoats N VAR An undercoat is a covering of paint or varnish put onto a surface as a base for a final covering of paint or varnish. Compare topcoat …   English dictionary

  • undercoat — n. inner jacket; layer of short fur under a longer layer (Zoology); layer of paint underneath the outermost layer; undercoating v. apply an undercoat (of paint, varnish, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • undercoat — noun 1》 a layer of paint applied after the primer and before the topcoat. 2》 an animal s underfur or down. verb apply a coat of undercoat to …   English new terms dictionary

  • undercoat — /ˈʌndəkoʊt/ (say unduhkoht) noun 1. a coat or coats of paint applied to a surface after priming and filling, or after preparation of a previously painted surface, before the application of the finishing coat. 2. the paint used for this. 3. a coat …   Australian English dictionary

  • undercoat — noun Date: 1591 1. a coat or jacket worn under another 2. a growth of short hair or fur partly concealed by the longer and usually coarser guard hairs of a mammal 3. a. a coat (as of paint) applied as a base for another coat b. undercoating 4.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • undercoat — /un deuhr koht /, n. 1. a coat or jacket worn under another. 2. Zool. a growth of short fur or hair lying beneath a longer growth. 3. an undercoating. 4. a coat of paint or the like applied under the finishing coat. 5. a paint, sealer, or the… …   Universalium

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