coat n

ME < Ger. kotze, a coarse shaggy woollen stuff.

  1. Cloak; outer garment with long sleeves; covering for the trunk of the body.
  2. Integument; external shell; natural covering; something that forms a covering for another thing.
  3. Coating; outer surface.
  4. Garb; robe; uniform; clothing; vesture; [fig.] feathers.