surcoat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French surcote, formed with sur(over) and cote(coat, robe, tunic, overgarment) respelled coat.

Noun[edit]

Surcoat
Clothing of 1300, France, showing several surcoats: note the sleaves from the undergowns showing in often contrasting fabric.

surcoat ‎(plural surcoats)

  1. A loose garment without sleeves worn over a suit of armor, sometimes colored or embroidered with the wearer's coat of arms
  2. An overgarment worn over a woman's gown.