Definition of surcoat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːkəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrkoʊt//
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a piece of clothing without sleeves, worn in the past over a suit of armour Word Origin Middle English: from Old French surcot, from sur ‘over’ + cot ‘coat’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surcoat