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1. An ornamental covering for a horse or for its saddle or harness; trappings.
2. Richly ornamented clothing; finery.
tr.v. ca·par·i·soned, ca·par·i·son·ing, ca·par·i·sons
1. To outfit (a horse) with an ornamental covering.
2. To dress (another) in rich clothing.
[Obsolete French caparasson, from Old Spanish caparazón, from Medieval Latin cappa, cloak; see cape1.]
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1. (Military) a decorated covering for a horse or other animal, esp (formerly) for a warhorse
2. rich or elaborate clothing and ornaments
(Military) (tr) to put a caparison on
[C16: via obsolete French from Old Spanish caparazón saddlecloth, probably from capa cape1]
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ca•par•i•son(kəˈpær ə sən)
1. a decorative covering for a horse or for the tack or harness of a horse; trappings.
2. rich and sumptuous clothing or equipment.v.t.
3. to cover with a caparison.
4. to dress richly; deck.
[1585–95; < Middle French caparasson (now caparaçon) < Old Spanish caparazón, akin to capa cape1]
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caparison- A cloth or covering spread over the saddle or harness of a horse, often ornamented; this word can also mean "housings, trappings."
See also related terms for saddle.
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Past participle: caparisoned
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|Noun||1.||caparison - stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse|
bard - an ornamental caparison for a horse
horsecloth - a cloth for the trapping of a horse
|Verb||1.||caparison - put a caparison on; "caparison the horses for the festive occasion"|
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A. N → caparazón m, gualdrapa f; [of person] → vestido m rico, galas fpl; (= harness etc) → equipo m
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