Surcoat vs Tabard - What's the difference?

surcoat | tabard |


As nouns the difference between surcoat and tabard

is that surcoat is a loose garment without sleeves worn over a suit of armor, sometimes colored or embroidered with the wearer's coat of arms while tabard is a silk banner attached to a bugle or trumpet.

surcoat

English

Noun

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

    English

    (wikipedia tabard)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A silk banner attached to a bugle or trumpet.
  • A woman's or girl's sleeveless jerkin or loose overgarment.
  • (obsolete) A sleeveless garment made of coarse cloth formerly worn outdoors by the common people.
  • (obsolete) A cape or tunic worn by a knight, emblazoned with the coat of arms of his king or queen on the front.
  • (obsolete) A similar garment officially worn by a herald and emblazoned with his sovereign's coat of arms.
  • Derived terms

    * tabarded

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