surcoat

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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. (historical) A loose garment without sleeves worn over a suit of armor, sometimes colored or embroidered with the wearer's coat of arms.
  2. (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.

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