A richly ornamented cloth draped over the back of a horse and touching the ground on both sides.
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(Military) an obsolete word for caparison1
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n., pl. -cloths (-ˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs)
1. a carpet or rug.
2. a richly ornamented caparison for a horse, hanging to the ground.
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