[ noun ] an artifact that cover something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)
artifact clothing screen protective_covering flap toe cloak mask top floorcover swathing coating upholstery wrapping footwear earmuff imbrication folder canopy finger instep bubble mercy_seat cover_plate casing artificial_skin paddlebox exhaust_hood drape fig_leaf chafing_gear planking cloth_covering paddle-box bootleg thumb cover
[ noun ] a natural object that covers or envelops
"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"
[ noun ] (work) the work of applying something
"the doctor prescribed a topical application of iodine" "a complete bleach requires several applications" "the surface was ready for a coating of paint";