coat armour

  1. coat of arms

  2. an emblazoned surcoat

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How to use coat armour in a sentence

  • "I'll have two blue stars and a jack in my coat-armour," thought I, as I bowed to the Duke, who made himself singularly graceful.

    The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough
  • Glaon, in German, was perhaps a kind of coat-armour made of many folds of quilted cloth, such as our gambisons.

  • A horn or trumpet borne in this shape in English and German coat-armour.

  • By their coat-armour the heralds knew they were of the blood-royal of Thebes; two cousins, the sons of two sisters.

    Chaucer for Children | Mrs. H. R. Haweis
  • The term for the whole panoply of knight or steed—armour and coat-armour included.

    Chaucer for Children | Mrs. H. R. Haweis