pourpoint

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Etymology[edit]

French pourpoint

Noun[edit]

pourpoint (plural pourpoints)

  1. (historical) A quilted military doublet or gambeson worn in the 14th and 15th centuries.
    • Arthur Conan Doyle, Sir Nigel
      The old tunic, overtunic and cyclas were too sad and simple for the new fashions, so now strange and brilliant cotehardies, pourpoints, courtepies, paltocks, hanselines and many other wondrous garments, particoloured or diapered, with with looped, embroidered or escalloped edges, flamed and glittered round the King.
  2. (historical) A doublet of the 16th and 17th centuries worn by civilians.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pourpoint m (plural pourpoints)

  1. (historical) doublet

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