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cotehardie

[koht-ahr-dee, -hahr-]
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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.
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Origin of cotehardie

1300–50; Middle English < Old French: literally, bold coat
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Historical Examples

  • The cotehardie, of a different colour to the surcoat, has tight sleeves with buttons from elbow to little finger.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop

  • 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

  • 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

  • Most men wear the cotehardie, the well-fitting garment buttoned down the front, and ending over the hips.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop