Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A type of short doublet or tunic with sleeves, sometimes worn beneath armour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of doublet; a jacket.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of doublet or cloak with sleeves, in use in England from the fourteenth to the sixteenth century.

Etymologies

Origin uncertain; perhaps from pall +‎ -ock, though the T is unexplained. Compare paletot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He dressed in the fashion, and spent seven shillings for a short cloak or paltock, shoes, and a pair of red and black breeches.

    A Literary History of the English People From the Origins to the Renaissance

  • The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with cote-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, courtpie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.

    The White Company

  • The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with cote-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, court-pie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.

    The White Company

  • The lusty knight, on the other hand, was clad in the very latest mode, with côte-hardie, doublet, pourpoint, courtpie, and paltock of olive-green, picked out with pink and jagged at the edges.

    The White Company

  • "Why spoil my velvet paltock as many a hot-headed fool would have done.

    Sir Nigel

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  • a medieval jacket warn by pages. Short, fitted doublet to which the stockings are buttoned or laced.

    October 15, 2008