Definitions

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  • n. A man's overcoat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A man's coat to be worn over his other garments; an overcoat, especially when long, and fitting closely like a body coat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man's overcoat; especially, in recent usage, such a coat cut like a frock-coat with full skirts.
  • n. In fortification, the elevation of the parapet of a work at the angles, to protect from enfilade fire.
  • n. A single large piece, such as an epergne, a vase holding cut flowers, a decorative cache-pot with a growing plant, or a large and decorative tazza or compotiėre, used to form the central ornament of a dinner-table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a man's overcoat in the style of a frock coat

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Examples

  • Sir Roger, whom she mortally hated and used to hire fellows to squirt kennel water upon him as he passed along the streets; so that he was forced constantly to wear a surtout of oiled cloth, by which means he came home pretty clean, except where the surtout was a little scanty.

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  • He was a patron of the turf, a connoisseur of Italian Opera, and 'surtout' an inveterate libertine.

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  • Bonjour Alexis, C'est bon apprendre quelchose nouveau et surtout avec la famille Espinasse.

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  • C'est vraiment la même histoire partout que la routine nous rassure (surtout nous qui approche la viellese!) que, jour par jour, la vie continue; et qu'il faut arroser les fleurs tous les jours, or tous les deux jours -- j'oublie ... c'est la maladie des anciens ...

    la routine - French Word-A-Day

  • J'ai surtout apprecie la phrase "la longue ligne musicale" du courbe de Mont Ventoux.

    rubrique - French Word-A-Day

  • Il est très important pour la qualité des raisins que l'on peut obtenir, mais c'est surtout le travail de l'homme dans la vigne qui fera la différence, permettant au terroir de s'exprimer ou non.

    terroir - French Word-A-Day

  • Mais cette victoire est surtout entachée d'une grossière double faute de main de la part de

    retirer - French Word-A-Day

  • Le ministre fédéral des Finances, qui présentera son budget mardi, a récemment créé, pour le conseiller, un conseil consultatif sur l'économie, composé surtout de chefs d'entreprises.

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  • In Paris board - and ballrooms, it's an address that's exchanged in confidence: "Mais surtout ne le dis á personne."

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  • Contrairement aux idées reçues, les marocaines (surtout celles âgées entre 20 et 25 ans) sont friandes [de sextoys].

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