Coat Coat (k[=o]t; 110), n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. {Cot} a hut.] 1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men. [1913 Webster]

Let each His adamantine coat gird well. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. A petticoat. [Obs.] ``A child in coats.'' --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth. [1913 Webster]

Men of his coat should be minding their prayers. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

She was sought by spirits of richest coat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek. [1913 Webster]

Fruit of all kinds, in coat Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish. [1913 Webster]

6. Same as Coat of arms. See below. [1913 Webster]

Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight, Or tear the lions out of England's coat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived. --Massinger. [1913 Webster]

{Coat armor}. See under {Armor}.

{Coat of arms} (Her.), a translation of the French cotte d'armes, a garment of light material worn over the armor in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was often charged with the heraldic bearings of the wearer. Hence, an heraldic achievement; the bearings of any person, taken together.

{Coat card}, a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen, or knave of playing cards. ```I am a coat card indeed.' `Then thou must needs be a knave, for thou art neither king nor queen.''' --Rowley.

{Coat link}, a pair of buttons or studs joined by a link, to hold together the lappels of a double-breasted coat; or a button with a loop for a single-breasted coat.

{Coat of mail}, a defensive garment of chain mail. See {Chain mail}, under {Chain}.

{Mast coat} (Naut.), a piece of canvas nailed around a mast, where it passes through the deck, to prevent water from getting below.

{Sail coat} (Naut.), a canvas cover laced over furled sails, and the like, to keep them dry and clean. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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