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 for Coat card
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coat \Coat\ (k[=o]t; 110), 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.
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              Let each
              His adamantine coat gird well.        --Milton.
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     2. A petticoat. [Obs.] "A child in coats." --Locke.
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     3. The habit or vesture of an order of men, indicating the
        order or office; cloth.
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              Men of his coat should be minding their prayers.
                                                    --Swift.
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              She was sought by spirits of richest coat. --Shak.
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     4. An external covering like a garment, as fur, skin, wool,
        husk, or bark; as, the horses coats were sleek.
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              Fruit of all kinds, in coat
              Rough or smooth rined, or bearded husk, or shell.
                                                    --Milton.
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     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.
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     6. Same as Coat of arms. See below.
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              Hark, countrymen! either renew the fight,
              Or tear the lions out of England's coat. --Shak.
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     7. A coat card. See below. [Obs.]
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              Here's a trick of discarded cards of us! We were
              ranked with coats as long as old master lived.
                                                    --Massinger.
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     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. "`I am a coat card indeed.'
        `Then 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.
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