Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Furnished with or clad in armor: said of a war-horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Accoutered with defensive armor; -- said of a horse.
  • adjective (Her.) Wearing rich caparisons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a horse Accoutered with defensive armor
  • adjective Wearing rich caparisons.

Etymologies

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See bard ("horse armour").

Examples

  • Following written instructions the kitchen staff then "barded" my crispy flesh with sliced fatback using twine and slow roasted my carcass at 275 for two hours.

    do re mea culpa

  • As a woman who can appreciate a great jug appearance from time to time, I can't help but feel like I'm being boob-barded with images of Katy Perry's damn near perfect breasts (I've not seen them out of clothes, which is why I can't definitely label them as "perfect").

    Erin Gibson: I've Seen Too Much of Katy Perry's Boobs, and I Don't Like It (VIDEO)

  • As a woman who can appreciate a great jug appearance from time to time, I can't help but feel like I'm being boob-barded with images of Katy Perry's damn near perfect breasts I've not seen them out of clothes, which is why I can't definitely label them as "perfect".

    Erin Gibson: I've Seen Too Much of Katy Perry's Boobs, and I Don't Like It (VIDEO)

  • Dutch roussin, a Spanish jennet, a barded or trapped steed, then a light fleet horse, unto whom he gave a hundred carieres, made him go the high saults, bounding in the air, free the ditch with a skip, leap over a stile or pale, turn short in a ring both to the right and left hand.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • The crowd pressed inward, just out of reach of the war-barded drakes but as close as they could get to the great sky-ship.

    Time Streams

  • Even then he was not completely safe, however, as an intrepid knight galloped after him on his great, barded charger.

    The Dragons of Krynn

  • That possibility faded completely when Andor saw the banners waving atop the army's sharp-tipped pikes, when he saw the well-groomed, skirted, and barded horses.

    The Black Wing

  • No tales of his little tryst were barded about-it was mere court gossip, which means" "

    Omnibus

  • In normal times the common service due from a crown manor would have been perhaps one esquire and his harness, and a barded horse, for forty days 'service against the Welsh near Oswestry.

    The Potter's Field

  • Gathrid now wore Daubendiek scab-barded down his back.

    The Swordbearer

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