- (in the Middle Ages) a close-fitting outer garment with long sleeves, hip-length for men and full-length for women, often laced or buttoned down the front or back.
Origin of cotehardie
1300–50; Middle English < Old French: literally, bold coat
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Examples from the Web for cotehardie
The cotehardie, of a different colour to the surcoat, has tight sleeves with buttons from elbow to little finger.
The cotehardie was generally made of a pied cloth in horizontal or diagonal bars, in silk or other rich fabric.
In winter such a man as he of the cotehardie would wear an overcoat with an attached hood.
There is every variety of cotehardie—the long one, coming nearly to the knees; the short one, half-way up the thigh.
Most men wear the cotehardie, the well-fitting garment buttoned down the front, and ending over the hips.