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1. a loose outer garment, sleeveless or with short sleeves,
especially 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.
Synonyms: Cloak, mantle, poncho, cope