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.

 

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