Bard, Barde (?), n. [F. barde, of doubtful origin.]


A piece of defensive (or, sometimes, ornamental) armor for a horse's neck, breast, and flanks; a barb. [Often in the pl.]

2. pl.

Defensive armor formerly worn by a man at arms.

3. Cookery

A thin slice of fat bacon used to cover any meat or game.


© Webster 1913.

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