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Short sleeveless or short-sleeved garments consisting of front and back panels and open at the sides, worn over other garments, sometimes to display heraldic devices, by knights, heralds, or civilians, especially during the 12th to the 14th centuries. For padded or quilted protective garments worn over metal armor embellished with heraldic devices, use "coat armors."

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