• synonyms

coat armour

noun heraldry
  1. coat of arms
  2. an emblazoned surcoat
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Examples from the Web for coat armour

Historical Examples

  • But if he condescend and clothe him in her coat-armour, then is she honoured in vrit.

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • Nor have I ever met with an example of it in French coat-armour.

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

  • Glaon, in German, was perhaps a kind of coat-armour made of many folds of quilted cloth, such as our gambisons.

  • Peter Le Neve spent his life in gathering important papers about coat-armour and pedigrees.

    The Great Book-Collectors

    Charles Isaac Elton and Mary Augusta Elton