Tabard vs. Surcoat

Tabard vs. Surcoat — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Tabard and Surcoat

Tabardnoun

A silk banner attached to a bugle or trumpet.

Surcoatnoun

(historical) A loose garment without sleeves worn over a suit of armor, sometimes colored or embroidered with the wearer's coat of arms.

Tabardnoun

A woman's or girl's sleeveless jerkin or loose overgarment.

Surcoatnoun

(historical) An overgarment worn over a woman's gown; a kind of short robe worn over the tunic at the close of the 11th century.

Tabardnoun

(obsolete) A sleeveless garment made of coarse cloth formerly worn outdoors by the common people.

Surcoatnoun

a loose outer coat usually of rich material

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Tabardnoun

(obsolete) A cape or tunic worn by a knight, emblazoned with the coat of arms of his king or queen on the front.

Surcoatnoun

a tunic worn over a knight's armor

Tabardnoun

(obsolete) A similar garment officially worn by a herald and emblazoned with his sovereign's coat of arms.

Tabardnoun

a short sleeveless outer tunic emblazoned with a coat of arms; worn by a knight over his armor or by a herald