tabard


tab·ard

noun \ˈta-bərd also -ˌbärd\

Definition of TABARD

:  a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape: as
a :  a tunic worn by a knight over his armor and emblazoned with his arms
b :  a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's arms
c :  a woman's sleeveless outer garment often with side slits

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Origin of TABARD

Middle English, from Anglo-French
First Known Use: 14th century

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