undercoat(redirected from undercoats)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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)
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
Past participle: undercoated
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
Switch to new thesaurus
|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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
undercoat[ˈʌndərkəʊt] n [paint] → sous-couche f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995