coat armour


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coat armour

n
1. (Heraldry) a coat of arms
2. (Heraldry) an emblazoned surcoat
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To none; became she shall never wear coat armour nor come to wage war in the field ...
`That gentleman Jesus was born very God and man', the schoolmaster of St Albans wrote in his Boke, printed in 1486, `after his manhood King of the land of Judaea and of Jews, gentleman by his mother Mary, prince of coat armour'.