What does caparison mean?

caparison meaning in General Dictionary

An ornamental covering or housing for a horse the harness or trappings of a horse taken collectively particularly when decorative

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  • 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.

caparison meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "fabric spread over a saddle," in addition "personal gown and ornaments," from Middle French caparasson (15c., contemporary French capara