undercoat meaning

Pronunciation:   "undercoat" in a sentence
  • Noun: undercoat  'úndur`kowt
    1. Seal consisting of a coating of a tar or rubberlike material on the underside of a motor vehicle to retard corrosion
      - underseal 
    2. The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
      - flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat 
    3. Thick soft fur lying beneath the longer and coarser guard hair
      - underfur
    Verb: undercoat  'úndur`kowt
    1. Cover with a primer; apply a primer to
      - prime, ground

    Derived forms: undercoated, undercoating, undercoats

    Type of: coat of paint, fur, paint, seal

    Encyclopedia: Undercoat

  • [Architecture]

    A coat of paint applied on new wood, or over a primer, or over a previous coat of paint; improves the seal and serves as a base for the topcoat, for which it provides better adhesion.


    Any paint which acts as a base for enamel.


    Any primer which is colored.



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