Pourpoint

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pourpoint A quilted military doublet or gambeson worn in the 14th and 15th centuries; also, a name for the doublet of the 16th and 17th centuries worn by civilians.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pourpoint A stuffed and quilted garment, as a military coat of fence, stuffed like the gambeson.
    • n pourpoint A close-fitting garment worn by men in the fourteenth century and later, as distinguished from the doublet, which superseded it.
    • n pourpoint Representations of it show a smoothly drawn garment, without wrinkles or folds.
    • pourpoint To stuff and quilt, as a coat of fence.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pourpoint pōōr′point a close-fitting men's quilted garment worn in the 14th century.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

I had but time to seize Michelot by the collar of his pourpoint and draw him towards me.
"The Suitors of Yvonne" by Raphael Sabatini
It looked very threadbare, and the pourpoint very soiled.
"The Parisians, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
She told herself that he would look better in a silken pourpoint, and better still in the chlamys-robe of state.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
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