Webster 1913 Edition
A coat or covering; a layer of any substance, as a cover or protection;
coatingof a retort or vial
Cloth for coats;
as, an assortment of.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A covering, or the act of covering; lorication; any substance spread over for cover or defense; as the coating of a retort or of a vial.
2.Cloth for coats; as, merchants advertise an assortment of coatings.