tabard

noun tab·ard \ ˈta-bərd also -ˌbärd \

Definition of tabard

:a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape: such 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 and Etymology of tabard

Middle English, from Anglo-French


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