- Armor. any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse.
- Cookery. a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast of meat or poultry to prevent its drying out while cooking.
- Armor. to caparison with bards.
- Cookery. to secure thin slices of fat or bacon to (a roast of meat or poultry) before cooking.
Origin of bard2
Examples from the Web for barde
I had a common donkey pack-saddle—a barde, as they call it—fitted upon Modestine; and once more loaded her with my effects.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition
Robert Louis Stevenson
- (formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
- (in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod
- archaic, or literary any poet, esp one who writes lyric or heroic verse or is of national importance
- a piece of larding bacon or pork fat placed on game or lean meat during roasting to prevent drying out
- an ornamental caparison for a horse
- to place a bard on
- the Bard an epithet of William Shakespeare
Word Origin and History for barde
mid-15c., from Scottish, from Old Celtic bardos "poet, singer," from PIE root *gwer- "to lift up the voice, praise." In historical times, a term of contempt among the Scots (who considered them itinerant troublemakers), but one of great respect among the Welsh.
All vagabundis, fulis, bardis, scudlaris, and siclike idill pepill, sall be brint on the cheek. [local Scottish ordinance, c.1500]
Subsequently idealized by Scott in the more ancient sense of "lyric poet, singer." Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.