surcoat

noun
sur·​coat | \ ˈsər-ˌkōt How to pronounce surcoat (audio) \

Definition of surcoat

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

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Examples of surcoat in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of surcoat

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for surcoat

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

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The first known use of surcoat was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Surcoat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surcoat. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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