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A British soldier, especially one serving during the American Revolution.


1. (Historical Terms) (formerly) a British soldier
2. (Military) (formerly) a British soldier
[C16: from the colour of the uniform jacket]



(esp. during the American Revolution) a British soldier.
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Noun1.redcoat - British soldierredcoat - British soldier; so-called because of his red coat (especially during the American Revolution)
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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So now, at last, the free town of Boston was guarded and overawed by redcoats as it had been in the days of old Sir Edmund Andros.
These British redcoats ought to have been driven back to their vessels the very moment they landed on Long Wharf.
Here Grandfather described the state of things which arose from the ill will that existed between the inhabitants and the redcoats.
There will rise a war - a war of eight thousand redcoats.
Do underlings order the goings of eight thousand redcoats -with guns?
Georgy loved the redcoats, and his grandpapa told him how his father had been a famous soldier, and introduced him to many sergeants and others with Waterloo medals on their breasts, to whom the old grandfather pompously presented the child as the son of Captain Osborne of the --th, who died gloriously on the glorious eighteenth.
Irish comic Dave Allen was a Redcoat in Skegness and Des O'Connor worked at the Filey holiday camp for two years and met his first wife, Phyllis Gill, there.
A young Glenda Jackson wasn't a Redcoat but she worked as a coffee bar assistant at Filey before finding Oscar-winning fame in movies like A Touch Of Class and Women In Love and her then husband, Bill Hodges, was in the camp repertory company.
His writing drew on his life experiences as a young member of the Home Guard during the Second World War and as a Butlin's holiday camp Redcoat.
His genius was to root comedy in real life by drawing on his experiences in the wartime Home Guard for Dad's Army and as a Butlins Redcoat for Hi-de-Hi
Dyna eiriau Saffron Tinnuche sydd wedi dod dros drychineb yn ei bywyd i anelu at swydd ei breuddwydion fel Redcoat yn Butlins.
Just days ago, nearly 60 children from the school attended the launch of Ernie Gordon's latest book, "The Adventures of Rusty Redcoat, Volume II" which emphasises the message that indigenous reds cannot survive the parapox carried by non-indigenous grey squirrels.