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Other Caparison Definition

[n] stable gear consisting of a decorated covering for a horse, especially (formerly) for a warhorse
[v] put a caparison on; of horses

Misc. Definitions

\Ca*par"i*son\, n. [F. capara?on, fr. Sp. caparazon a cover for a saddle, coach, etc.; capa cloak, cover (fr. LL. capa, cf. LL. caparo also fr. capa) + the term. azon. See {Cap}.]
1. An ornamental covering or housing for a horse; the harness or trappings of a horse, taken collectively, esp. when decorative. Their horses clothed with rich caparison. --Drylen.
2. Gay or rich clothing. My heart groans beneath the gay caparison. --Smollett.
\Ca*par"i*son\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caparisoned}p. pr. & vb. n. {Caparisoning}.] [Cf. F capara[,c]onner.]
1. To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse. The steeds, caparisoned with purple, stand. --Dryden.
2. To aborn with rich dress; to dress. I am caparisoned like a man. --Shak.

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