AskDefine | Define raincoat

Dictionary Definition

raincoat n : a water-resistant coat [syn: waterproof]

User Contributed Dictionary



rain + coat


  1. A waterproof coat worn in the rain.
  2. A condom.

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Derived terms


waterproof coat

Extensive Definition

A raincoat is a waterproof or water-resistant coat worn to protect the body from rain. The term rain jacket is sometimes used to refer to raincoats that are waist length. A rain jacket may be combined with a pair of rain pants to make a rain suit. Modern raincoats are often constructed of breathable, waterproof fabrics such as Gore-Tex and coated nylons. These fabrics allow some air to pass through, allowing the garment to 'breathe' so that sweat vapour can escape.
Important styles of raincoat, often associated with particular manufacturers, include:


raincoat in German: Regenjacke
raincoat in Esperanto: Pluvmantelo
raincoat in French: Imperméable
raincoat in Dutch: Regenjas
raincoat in Japanese: レインコート
raincoat in Russian: Плащ
raincoat in Finnish: Sadetakki
raincoat in Contenese: 雨褸
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