noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French Date: 14th century a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape: as a. a tunic worn by a knight over his armor and emblazoned with his arms b. a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's arms c. a woman's sleeveless outer garment often with side slits

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  • tabard — [ tabar ] n. m. • v. 1280; tabar v. 1240; o. i. ♦ Au Moyen Âge, Manteau court, ample, à manches formant ailerons et à fentes latérales, porté sur l armure. ● tabard nom masculin (moyen français tamparion) Manteau porté sur l armure, au Moyen Âge …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tabard — ist: Eine andere Schreibweise für das mittelalterliche Kleidungsstück Tappert Ein berühmtes Pub, das in den Canterbury Tales erwähnt wird Der Name eines britischen U Bootes, siehe HMS Tabard (P342) Di …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Tabard — Nom porté dans des régions diverses (69, 23, 50, 39). Variantes : Tabart (80, 12), Tabar (Martinique, Guadeloupe). Voir Tabary …   Noms de famille

  • tabard — (n.) mid 13c., from early Sp. tabardo and O.Fr. tabart (12c.), of unknown origin. Originally a coarse, sleeveless upper garment worn by peasants, later a knight s surcoat (hence the name of the tavern in Canterbury Tales ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tabard — /tabard/ A short gown; a herald s coat; a surcoat …   Black's law dictionary

  • 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

  • Tabard — A tabard is a short coat, either sleeveless, or with short sleeves or shoulder pieces, which was a common item of men s clothing in the Middle Ages, usually for outdoors. It might be belted, or not. Tabards might be emblazoned on the front and… …   Wikipedia

  • Tabard — Recorded in many forms including Tabard, Tabord, Tabary, Tabart, Tabert and Tabbitt, this is a surname of French origins. Introduced into England after the famous Norman Invasion of 1066, it derives from the Old French words tabart or tabard ,… …   Surnames reference

  • Tabard — Tabar Pour les articles homonymes, voir Tabar (homonymie). Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Lord Lyon, Roi d Armes, portant le tabard Le tabar ou tab …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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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