Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A person who wears a blue uniform, especially a police officer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A traditional dress code at certain prestigious British schools
  • n. A soldier or officer in the Union army during the American Civil War
  • n. A policeman

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One dressed in blue, as a soldier, a sailor, a beadle, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person who wears a blue coat, especially as a uniform or livery.

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

  • n. a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor)

Etymologies

blue +‎ coat (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He wants to supplement Pontin's famous "bluecoat" entertainers with Disney-style cartoon costumes and attractions.

    Pontin's rescuer Alex Langsam plans to bring Disney-style resorts to Britain

  • The cop fired first, but Paul got off a better shot, and the bluecoat crumpled in the street.

    Devil Dog

  • Now, in their deliberate penetration of the heartland, the bluecoat leaders were signaling their intent not just to protect the frontier but to destroy the raiders themselves, to find the wolves in their den and kill them.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • As Quanah retreated with the others, he was pursued by a bluecoat, who fired at him.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • When bluecoat volunteers finally crushed the Santee rebellion, angry mobs screamed at the captives in their cages, castrated the few they got hold of, and demanded that the rebels be executed.

    EMPIRE OF THE SUMMER MOON

  • The intent of Rolland Lavoie is plainly to show the coming together of English (redcoat) and French (bluecoat) in a perfect circle of unity.

    Plenty of Nothing:

  • The first bluecoat dropped, but the second brought his rifle to bear, taking his time, as if to indicate that he might die, but that Mykel would as well.

    Alector's Choice

  • Finally, Fifteenth Company reached the back of the casaran orchards to the east of the bluecoat encampment.

    Alector's Choice

  • Mykel did not remember much after shooting the last bluecoat.

    Alector's Choice

  • One of the few still-isolated forces was the one bluecoat company at Weslyn Estate to the southwest of Dramuria.

    Alector's Choice

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