Coasting trade, trade carried on by water between neighboring ports of the same country, as distinguished from foreign trade or trade involving long voyages.Coasting vessel, a vessel employed in coasting; a coaster.

(Coast"ing), n.

1. A sailing along a coast, or from port to port; a carrying on a coasting trade.

2. Sliding down hill; sliding on a sled upon snow or ice. [Local, U. S.]

(Coast"wise` Coast"ways`) adv. By way of, or along, the coast.

(Coat) n. [OF. cote, F. cotte, petticoat, cotte d'armes coat of arms, cotte de mailles coat of mail, LL. cota, cotta, tunic, prob. of German origin; cf. OHG. chozzo coarse mantle, G. klotze, D. kot, hut, E. cot. Cf. Cot a hut.]

1. An outer garment fitting the upper part of the body; especially, such a garment worn by men.

Let each
His adamantine coat gird well.

2. A petticoat. [Obs.] "A child in coats." Locke.

3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the order or office; cloth.

Men of his coat should be minding their prayers.

She was sought by spirits of richest coat.

4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool, husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.

Fruit of all kinds, in coat
Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell.

5. A layer of any substance covering another; a cover; a tegument; as, the coats of the eye; the coats of an onion; a coat of tar or varnish.

6. Same as Coat of arms. See below.

Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight,
Or tear the lions out of England's coat.

7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.]

Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were ranked with coats as long as old master lived.

Coat armor. See under Armor.Coat of arms(Her.), a translation of the French cotte d'armes, a garment of light material worn over the armor in the 15th and 16th centuries. This was often charged with the heraldic bearings of the wearer. Hence, an heraldic achievement; the bearings of any person, taken together.Coat card, a card bearing a coated figure; the king, queen, or knave of playing cards. "&lsquoI am a coat card indeed.' &lsquoThen thou must needs be a knave, for thou art neither king nor queen.'" Rowley.Coat link, a pair of buttons or studs joined by a link, to hold together the lappels of a double-breasted coat; or a button with a loop for a single-breasted coat.Coat of mail, a defensive garment of chain mail. See Chain mail, under Chain. — Mast coat(Naut.), a piece of canvas nailed around a mast, where it passes through the deck, to prevent water from getting below.Sail coat (Naut.), a canvas cover laced over furled sails, and the like, to keep them dry and clean.

(Coat) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coated; p. pr. & vb. n. Coating.]

(Coast"ing) a. Sailing along or near a coast, or running between ports along a coast.

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