surcoat

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noun sur·coat \ˈsər-ˌkōt\

Definition of surcoat

  1. :  an outer coat or cloak; specifically :  a tunic worn over armor

Examples of surcoat in a sentence

  1. <a knight in a fur-lined and hooded surcoat over a long tunic stood in the forest clearing>

Origin and Etymology of surcoat

Middle English surcote, from Anglo-French, from sur- + cote coat


First Known Use: 13th century


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