coating
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈkəʊtɪŋ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkoʊtɪŋ/, [ˈkʰoʊ̯ɾɪŋ]
Noun

coating (plural coatings)

  1. A thin outer layer.
    They painted on a coating to protect it from the weather.
  2. (archaic) Cloth for making coats.
  3. (police slang) A telling-off; a reprimand.
    • 1931, The Police Journal (volume 4, page 501)
      The bogey gave him a right coating.
Translations Verb
  1. present participle of coat#English|coat
    We spent hours coating the truffles with cocoa powder so they wouldn't be sticky.



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