Pronunciation: (tab'urd), [key]
1. a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves, esp. one worn by a knight over his armor and usually emblazoned with his arms.
2. an official garment of a herald, emblazoned with the arms of his master.
3. a coarse, heavy, short coat, with or without sleeves, formerly worn outdoors.
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