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1. A coat worn beneath another coat.
2. A covering of short hairs lying underneath the longer outer hairs of an animal's coat.
3. also un·der·coat·ing (-kō′tĭng)
a. A coat of sealing material applied to a surface before the outer coats, as of paint, are applied.
b. The sealing material used for this purpose.
c. A tarlike substance sprayed on the underside of a vehicle to prevent rusting.
tr.v. un·der·coat·ed, un·der·coat·ing, un·der·coats
To apply an undercoat to.
1. (Building) a coat of paint or other substance applied before the top coat
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a coat worn under an overcoat
3. (Zoology) zoology another name for underfur
4. (Automotive Engineering) the US name for underseal
(Building) (tr) to apply an undercoat to (a surface)
1. Zool. a growth of short fur or hair lying beneath a longer growth.
2. an undercoating.
a. a paint or sealer specially prepared for use underneath a finishing coat.
b. a coat of such paint or sealer applied under the finishing coat.
Past participle: undercoated
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|Noun||1.||undercoat - seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion|
seal - a finishing coat applied to exclude moisture
|2.||undercoat - the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface|
coat of paint - a layer of paint covering something else
couch - a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
|3.||undercoat - thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair|
fur - dense coat of fine silky hairs on mammals (e.g., cat or seal or weasel)
|Verb||1.||undercoat - cover with a primer; apply a primer to|
paint - apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow"