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