Definition of "tabard" [tab•ard]

  • A short, heavy cape of coarse cloth formerly worn outdoors. (noun)
  • A tunic or capelike garment worn by a knight over his armor and emblazoned with his coat of arms. (noun)
  • A similar garment worn by a herald and bearing his lord's coat of arms. (noun)
  • An embroidered pennant attached to a trumpet. (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 (noun)

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Use "tabard" in a sentence
  • "Over it the tabard was a bright splash of colour, the striking hippogriff of Marimme's crest picked out in bright scarlet with touches of gold, prancing over a curve of blue-green representing the sea."
  • "I was gonna look up "tabard", but then I decided to look up "modest"."
  • "She wore a simple short-sleeved dress, with a kind of tabard that covered most of it."