bard2 /bɑːd/


I. noun

a rasher of fat bacon placed on meat or game before roasting.
II. verb [with obj.]

1. cover (meat or game) with rashers of fat bacon.

the venison was barded and marinated.
– origin early 18th cent.: from French barde, a transferred sense of barde ‘armour for the breast and flanks of a warhorse’, based on Arabic barḏa’a ‘saddlecloth, padded saddle’.

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