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

  • n. A belted raincoat in a military style, having straps on the shoulders and deep pockets.

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  • n. A military-style raincoat with a belt and deep pockets and often epaulettes.

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

  • n. a military style raincoat; belted with deep pockets


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  • He is beautifully dressed in a soft gray flannel suit, blue-checked shirt, red silk tie, a crisp trench coat over his shoulder.

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  • He sat slouched down in his seat in a coffee-ground-colored trench coat and a black turtleneck sweater.

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  • Lucien drew in a deep breath; he smelled Dante and Annie and Eerie; a lingering trace of Brut—the cologne the man in the tan trench coat had been wearing—mingling with another cologne composed of ginger and green tea; cordite; mortal sweat and fear.

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  • The lovely little redhead with the tantalizing curves Eros had only caught glimpses of from beneath her wretched black trench coat had soothed Dante with a touch, a kiss, and a few murmured words.

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  • The Morningstar glided down to the sandy ground beside Heather, wing-gust blowing her hair back from her face, her trench coat back from her body, and plastering her purple tank top against her breasts.

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  • Delia invites Fitz to come along; and I invite Ruthann, who pulls her junk-lined trench coat out of her cavernous purse and begins to solicit her resale wares to tired mothers.


  • We stood next to a covered bus bench, where a grubby-looking wino in a gray trench coat was sleeping.


  • He got to Oceanaire, which was on L, and liked what he saw: it seemed to have a kind of forties look to it, and it made him think of movies about G-men, where everyone wore a tough fedora with a tilt to the brim and a trench coat and carried a Colt Dick Special.

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  • A Manhattan: Or anything whiskey-based that should be drunk in a trench coat on a rainy night.

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