from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A knee-length cloak lined with brightly colored silk and often trimmed with fur that was worn by European men in the 18th century.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a lined and trimmed cloak that reaches to the knees

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A cloak reaching about to, or just below, the knees, worn in the 18th century.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of short cloak much worn in the earlier part of the eighteenth century.


After Antoine Gaston Jean Baptiste, Duc de Roquelaure (1656-1738), French marshal.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French (Wiktionary)



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