Coat found by two Europeans (6,6)
I believe the answer is:
'coat' is the definition.
Both the answer and definition are singular nouns.
Maybe there's an association between them I don't understand?
'found by two europeans' is the wordplay.
'two europeans' can mean two replacements for 'european'.
'found by' says to put letters next to each other.
'european' becomes 'French ' (France is in Europe).
'european' becomes 'polish' (Poland is in Europe).
'french' put next to 'polish' is 'FRENCH-POLISH'.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for french polish that I've seen before include "buff with this" , "Glossy varnish for wood" , "Marie Curie was" , "Varnish for furniture" , "rub - with 15a" .)