Definition of tabard in English:

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tabard

Pronunciation: /ˈtabəd/
Pronunciation: /ˈtabɑːd/

noun

1A sleeveless jerkin consisting only of front and back pieces with a hole for the head: the caretaker with her pale blue nylon tabard on riders wear the same numbered tabard for each event
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1A herald’s official coat emblazoned with the arms of the sovereign.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French tabart, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with tabard

scabbard

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tab¦ard

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