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bard2 (def 1).
bard2 (def 3).
Armor. any of various pieces of defensive armor for a horse.
Cookery. a thin slice of fat or bacon secured to a roast of meat or poultry to prevent its drying out while cooking.
Armor. to caparison with bards.
Cookery. to secure thin slices of fat or bacon to (a roast of meat or poultry) before cooking.
Historical Examples

The barding (A3) probably dates from the last years of the fifteenth century.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

The horses are not provided with any defensive armour; the custom of barding chargers not being introduced till a much later date.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

The particular use of the barding of steel or pourpointerie was to defend the horses against the missiles of the enemy.
Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe John Hewitt

The barding of the horse (A65) is exquisitely engraved with fanciful figures, in which we recognise the hand of Daniel Hopfer.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

The barding of the horse (which does not belong to the suit) is magnificent.
Spanish Arms and Armour Albert F. Calvert

The equipment and barding of the horse furnished also subjects of instruction.
The History of Chivalry, Volume I (of 2) Charles Mills


(formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
(in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod

(archaic or literary) any poet, esp one who writes lyric or heroic verse or is of national importance
a piece of larding bacon or pork fat placed on game or lean meat during roasting to prevent drying out
an ornamental caparison for a horse
verb (transitive)
to place a bard on
the Bard, an epithet of William Shakespeare

mid-15c., from Scottish, from Old Celtic bardos “poet, singer,” from PIE root *gwer- “to lift up the voice, praise.” In historical times, a term of contempt among the Scots (who considered them itinerant troublemakers), but one of great respect among the Welsh.

All vagabundis, fulis, bardis, scudlaris, and siclike idill pepill, sall be brint on the cheek. [local Scottish ordinance, c.1500]

Subsequently idealized by Scott in the more ancient sense of “lyric poet, singer.” Poetic use of the word in English is from Greek bardos, Latin bardus, both from Gaulish.


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