barded

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bard +‎ -ed. See bard (horse armour).

Adjective[edit]

barded (not comparable)

  1. (of a horse) Accoutered with defensive armor
    • circa 1591-1594, William Shakespeare, Richard III, Act I, Scene I, Lines 9-13
    Grim-visag'd war hath smooth'd his wrinkled front;
    And now, instead of mounting barded steeds
    To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
    He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber
    To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
  2. Wearing rich caparisons.
    • Stow
      Fifteen hundred men [] barded and richly trapped.

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