from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coat worn beneath another coat.
- n. A covering of short hairs lying underneath the longer outer hairs of an animal's coat.
- n. A coat of sealing material applied to a surface before the outer coats, as of paint, are applied.
- n. The sealing material used for this purpose.
- n. A tarlike substance sprayed on the underside of a vehicle to prevent rusting.
- transitive v. To apply an undercoat to.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A layer of short hairs underneath the longer ones of an animal's fur
- n. A coat of paint or other material applied onto a surface before that of a topcoat; a coloured primer
- v. To apply an undercoat.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A coat worn under another; a light coat, as distinguished from an overcoat, or a greatcoat.
- n. A growth of short hair or fur partially concealed by a longer growth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A coat for house-wear, or for use in mild weather, as distinguished from an overcoat.
- n. In long-haired animals, the under layer of hair.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
- v. cover with a primer; apply a primer to
- n. the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
- n. thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
under- + coat (Wiktionary)