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Kirtle vs. Surcoat

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Kirtlenoun

A knee-length tunic.

Surcoatnoun

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

Kirtlenoun

A short jacket.

Surcoatnoun

(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.

Kirtlenoun

A woman's gown; a woman's outer petticoat or skirt.

Surcoatnoun

A coat worn over the other garments; especially, the long and flowing garment of knights, worn over the armor, and frequently emblazoned with the arms of the wearer.

‘A long surcoat of pers upon he had..’; ‘At night, or in the rain,He dons a surcoat which he doffs at morn.’;

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Kirtleverb

(transitive) To clothe or cover with, or as if with, a kirtle; to hitch up (a long garment) to the length of a kirtle.

Surcoatnoun

A name given to the outer garment of either sex at different epochs of the Middle Ages.

Kirtleverb

(intransitive) Clothed or covered with, or as if with, a kirtle.

Surcoatnoun

a loose outer coat usually of rich material

Kirtlenoun

A garment varying in form and use at different times, and worn both by men and women.

‘Wearing her Norman car, and her kirtle of blue.’;

Surcoatnoun

a tunic worn over a knight's armor

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Kirtlenoun

a garment resembling a tunic that was worn by men in the Middle Ages

Surcoat

A surcoat or surcote is an outer garment that was commonly worn in the Middle Ages by both men and women in Western Europe. It can either refer to a coat worn over other clothes or the outermost garment itself.

Kirtlenoun

a long dress worn by women

Kirtle

A kirtle (sometimes called cotte, cotehardie) is a garment that was worn by men and women in the Middle Ages. It eventually became a one-piece garment worn by women from the late Middle Ages into the Baroque period.

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