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tabard

[ tab-erd ]
/ ˈtæb ərd /
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noun
a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves, especially one worn by a knight over his armor and usually emblazoned with his arms.
an official garment of a herald, emblazoned with the arms of his master.
a coarse, heavy, short coat, with or without sleeves, formerly worn outdoors.
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Origin of tabard

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French tabart

OTHER WORDS FROM tabard

tab·ard·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for tabard

tabard
/ (ˈtæbəd) /

noun
a sleeveless or short-sleeved jacket, esp one worn by a herald, bearing a coat of arms, or by a knight over his armour

Word Origin for tabard

C13: from Old French tabart, of uncertain origin
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