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cotehardie

[koht-ahr-dee, -hahr-] /ˌkoʊtˈɑr di, -ˈhɑr-/
noun
1.
(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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old French: literally, bold coat
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  • The cotehardie, of a different colour to the surcoat, has tight sleeves with buttons from elbow to little finger.

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  • The cotehardie was generally made of a pied cloth in horizontal or diagonal bars, in silk or other rich fabric.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Most men wear the cotehardie, the well-fitting garment buttoned down the front, and ending over the hips.

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  • In winter such a man as he of the cotehardie would wear an overcoat with an attached hood.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • There is every variety of cotehardie—the long one, coming nearly to the knees; the short one, half-way up the thigh.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • The belt over the hips of the cotehardie holds the purse, and often a ballade or a rondel.

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