What is a Tabard? - Achaea Online Help
18.10.2 What is a Tabard?
A tabard is a loose-fitting garment something vaguely like an overcoat. If you have seen almost any Knight, then you know what a tabard is - like the Three Musketeers wore. According to m-w.com - a short loose-fitting sleeveless or short-sleeved coat or cape; a tunic worn by a knight over his armour and emblazoned with his arms; a herald's official cape or coat emblazoned with his lord's arms. According to www.dictionary.com - A short, heavy cape of coarse cloth formerly worn outdoors; a tunic or capelike garment worn by a knight over his armour and emblazoned with his coat of arms. dictionary.cambridge.org does not provide a definition. According to the Oxford English Dictionary: A garment of coarse material; a loose upper garment without sleeves; formerly worn out of doors by the lower classes, also by monks and foot-soldiers.