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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Surcoat  \Sur"coat`\,  n.  [OE.  surcote  OF  surcote  See  {Sur-}, 
  and  {Coat},  and  cf  {Overcoat}.] 
  1.  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..  --Chaucer. 
 
  At  night,  or  in  the  rain,  He  dons  a  surcoat  which  he 
  doffs  at  morn.  --Emerson. 
 
  2.  A  name  given  to  the  outer  garment  of  either  sex  at 
  different  epochs  of  the  Middle  Ages. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  surcoat 
  n  1:  a  tunic  worn  over  a  knight's  armor 
  2:  a  heavy  overcoat  [syn:  {greatcoat},  {overcoat},  {topcoat}] 




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