Tabard Tab"ard, n. [OE. tabard, tabart; cf. Sp. & Pg. tabardo, It. tabarro, W. tabar, LGr. ?, LL. tabardum.] A sort of tunic or mantle formerly worn for protection from the weather. When worn over the armor it was commonly emblazoned with the arms of the wearer, and from this the name was given to the garment adopted for heralds. [Spelt also {taberd}.] [1913 Webster]

In a tabard he [the Plowman] rode upon a mare. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • tabard — [tab′ərd] n. [ME < OFr tabart] 1. a loose jacket of heavy material, sleeved or sleeveless, worn outdoors as by peasants in the Middle Ages 2. a short sleeved, emblazoned cloak worn by a knight over his armor 3. a herald s official coat… …   English World dictionary

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  • tabard — UK [ˈtæbɑː(r)d] / US [ˈtæbərd] noun [countable] Word forms tabard : singular tabard plural tabards a piece of clothing that covers the chest and back, worn over other clothes, especially in the past by knights (= soldiers who rode horses) …   English dictionary

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