noun tab·ard \ˈta-bərd also -ˌbärd\

Definition of tabard

  1. :  a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape: such asa :  a tunic worn by a knight over his armor and emblazoned with his armsb :  a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's armsc :  a woman's sleeveless outer garment often with side slits

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Origin and Etymology of tabard

Middle English, from Anglo-French

First Known Use: 14th century

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