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

[Middle English, from Old French tabart or Old Spanish tabardo.]


(Historical Terms) a sleeveless or short-sleeved jacket, esp one worn by a herald, bearing a coat of arms, or by a knight over his armour
[C13: from Old French tabart, of uncertain origin]


(ˈtæb ərd)

1. a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves, esp. one worn by a knight over his armor.
2. an official garment of a herald, emblazoned with the arms of his master.
3. a coarse, heavy, short coat, with or without sleeves, formerly worn outdoors.
[1300–50; Middle English < Old French tabart]
tab′ard•ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tabard - a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of armstabard - a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald
tunic - any of a variety of loose fitting cloaks extending to the hips or knees


[ˈtæbəd] Ntabardo m


n (of knight, herald)Heroldsrock m, → Wappenrock m, → Tappert m; (Fashion) ärmelloser, an den Seiten offener Kasak
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So one day in April a company of pilgrims gathered at the Tabard Inn on the south side of the Thames, not far from London Bridge.
At the Tabard Inn twenty-nine "of sundry folk," besides Chaucer himself, were gathered.
As we approached each other, I saw that he wore a plumed helmet, and seemed to be otherwise clothed in steel, but bore a curious addition also -- a stiff square garment like a herald's tabard.
My missionaries were taught to spell out the gilt signs on their tabards -- the showy gilding was a neat idea, I could have got the king to wear a bulletin-board for the sake of that barbaric splendor -- they were to spell out these signs and then explain to the lords and ladies what soap was; and if the lords and ladies were afraid of it, get them to try it on a dog.
came to my lips as though I had been one of that famous company that once started from the Tabard on a day in spring.
In the course of his lounging about the camp, however, he got possession of a deer skin; whereupon, cutting a slit in the middle, he thrust his head through it, so that the two ends hung down before and behind, something like a South American poncho, or the tabard of a herald.
Every one is familiar with the plan of the story (which may well have had some basis in fact): how Chaucer finds himself one April evening with thirty other men and women, all gathered at the Tabard Inn in Southwark (a suburb of London and just across the Thames from the city proper), ready to start next morning, as thousands of Englishmen did every year, on a pilgrimage to the shrine of St.
As a result, the 86-year-old's sons installed hidden cameras in the kitchen which captured Fillis taking money out of an envelope in the microwave oven and putting it in her tabard.
While, with sadness, Lesley Powls, who led the response, told us: "My heart hopes you only ever have one day like that - but my head tells me I'll be putting on that tabard again, and that sense of inevitability something you just have to get used to.
Today, I swapped my Big Issue tabard for a new suit," William, 57, said.
With over 66 percent of consumers eating a greater variety of ethnic foods today than five years ago, it makes sense that the consumer response to tropicals has been overwhelmingly positive," says Marion Tabard, director of marketing for Turbana Corp.
Ritchie doesn't think Phil will be taking off his prison tabard any time soon and Sharon decides the best way forward is to raise some money to help fund his case by selling off part of his garage.