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tab·ard

 (tăb′ərd)
n.
1. A short, heavy cape of coarse cloth formerly worn outdoors.
2.
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.]

tabard

(ˈtæbəd)
n
(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]

tab•ard

(ˈtæb ərd)

n.
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
Translations

tabard

[ˈtæbəd] Ntabardo m

tabard

n (of knight, herald)Heroldsrock m, → Wappenrock m, → Tappert m; (Fashion) ärmelloser, an den Seiten offener Kasak
References in classic literature ?
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. However, I had to smile at my own forgetfulness when I got nearer and read this sign on his 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.
an odd adventure!" 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.
The great work of the period, however, and the crowning achievement of Chaucer's life, is 'The Canterbury Tales.' 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.
Emma Barton is set to ditch her maroon Minute Mart tabard for glitzy gowns when she takes part in this year'sStrictly Come Dancing.
A tabard was also stolen at the same time, meaning those collecting could look very official.
"CCTV shows the suspects buying a fluorescent tabard which we believe was then used to give the illusion that they were at his home on legitimate business.
June 1982 | This Persian cat, pictured in August 1991, does not seem unduly concerned by the inscription on groomer Annette Terzo's tabard | Emma Mainland with Polly and Nicy Owen with Penny at Trelogan Dog Walk and Show, in July 1995 | Jim Taylor feeds his deer at his Llanychan farm in March 1989 | Rhyl donkey derby from 1960 | Mark Williams taking it easy with one of his father's prize cattle at the Anglesey Show in August 1989
"I never said this was about one person in a white tabard doing it himself, not at all.