Definition of tabard in English:
1A sleeveless jerkin consisting only of front and back pieces with a hole for the head.
- He was wearing boots, blue trousers and a distinctive fluorescent sleeveless tabard.
- We tried wearing colourful tabards and polo shirts but no one wanted to go the full way and move into these ‘child friendly’ outfits.
- He was wearing a dark coloured bobble hat and a dark jacket with a fluorescent yellow sleeveless tabard over the top.
1.1 historical A coarse sleeveless garment worn as the outer dress of medieval peasants and clerics, or worn as a surcoat over armor.
- His ceremonial dress included a splendid tabard, bearing the royal coat of arms, along with a sword, black leggings and buckled shoes.
- The tabard was sleeveless, showing the white long sleeved shirt that the person wore under it, the end of which tucked away underneath simple iron gauntlets.
- Shoppers flocked from far and wide to enjoy the medieval atmosphere, and shop staff and stallholders got into the spirit of the event by donning crested tabards.
Middle English: from Old French tabart, of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with tabardscabbard
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