trench coat
noun Date: 1916 1. a waterproof overcoat with a removable lining designed for wear in trenches 2. a usually double-breasted raincoat with deep pockets, wide belt, and often straps on the shoulders

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  • Trench coat — Un trench coat est un manteau imperméable généralement descendant jusqu aux mollets, utilisé par plusieurs armées pendant la Première Guerre mondiale et la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Les trench coats sont désormais fabriqués dans une toile souple… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trench-coat — [ trɛnʃkot ] n. m. • v. 1920; mot angl. « manteau (coat) de tranchée (trench) » ♦ Vieilli Imperméable à ceinture. « Des hommes en trench coats entraient tête nue » (Chardonne). Des trench coats. ⇒TRENCH( )COAT, (TRENCH COAT, TRENCH COAT), subst.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trench coat — ⇒TRENCH( )COAT, (TRENCH COAT, TRENCH COAT), subst. masc. Manteau imperméable de style sport, croisé, ceinturé, avec col à revers, confectionné pour hommes et femmes. Des jeunes femmes, des hommes en trench coats entraient tête nue, cheveux libres …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • trench-coat — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS abbigl. → trench {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XX. ETIMO: ingl. trench coat propr. impermeabile militare , comp. di trench trincea e coat soprabito …   Dizionario italiano

  • trench coat — trench coats also trenchcoat N COUNT A trench coat is a type of raincoat with pockets and a belt. Trench coats are often similar in design to military coats …   English dictionary

  • trench coat — trench ,coat noun count a RAINCOAT with a belt, made in the style of a military coat …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trench coat — trench′ coat n. clo a waterproof coat, usu. double breasted, with a belt, epaulets, and a strap near the bottom of each sleeve • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • trench coat — ► NOUN 1) a belted double breasted raincoat. 2) a lined or padded waterproof coat worn by soldiers …   English terms dictionary

  • trench coat — n. [so called because resembling an officer s coat worn in trenches during WWI] a belted raincoat, typically with a folded tab somewhat like an epaulet fastened with a button over each shoulder seam …   English World dictionary

  • trench coat — n a long ↑raincoat with a belt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Trench coat — A trench coat or trenchcoat is a raincoat made of waterproof heavy duty cotton drill or poplin, wool gabardine, or in some cases leather: it generally has a removable insulated lining; and it is usually knee length or longer.HistoryThe trench… …   Wikipedia

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