Surcoat meaning

sûrkōt
A loose outer coat or gown.
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A tunic worn in the Middle Ages by a knight over his armor.
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An outer coat or gown; esp. in the Middle Ages, a loose, short cloak worn over armor.
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A loose garment without sleeves worn over a suit of armor, sometimes colored or embroidered with the wearer's coat of arms.
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Origin of surcoat

  • Middle English surcote from Old French sur- sur- cote coat coat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary