An ornamental covering or housing for a horse the harness or trappings of a horse taken collectively particularly when decorative
- place a caparison on
- stable gear comprising a decorated covering for a horse, specifically (formerly) for a warhorse
- an ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. whenever decorative.
- Gay or rich clothing.
- To cover with housings, as a horse; to use or fit out with ornamental trappings, as a horse.
- To aborn with rich gown; to dress.
1570s, "fabric spread over a saddle," in addition "personal gown and ornaments," from Middle French caparasson (15c., contemporary French capara