roquelaure [rok-uh-lawr, -lohr, roh-kuh-; French rawkuh-lawr] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural roq·ue·laures [rok-uh-lawrz, -lohrz; French rawkuh-lawr] /ˈrɒk əˌlɔrz, -ˌloʊrz; French rɔkəˈlɔr/.
- a cloak reaching to the knees, worn by men during the 18th century.
Origin of roquelaure First recorded in 1710–20; named after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656–1738), French marshal Examples from the Web for roquelaure Historical Examples of roquelaure
So saying, I threw off my roquelaure, and desired him to proceed.
To root out a Roquelaure, a Triboulet, or a Brummel, is almost impossible.
Putting on a mask of black silk, and drawing a roquelaure closely about my person, I suffered him to hurry me to my palazzo.
“It is this,” I answered, producing a trowel from beneath the folds of my roquelaure.
Remember that Roquelaure joyously threw himself on the neck of a man who seemed to him even uglier than himself.
Charles Paul de Kock
British Dictionary definitions for roquelaure roquelaure noun
- a man’s hooded knee-length cloak of the 18th and 19th centuries
Word Origin for roquelaure C18: from French, named after the Duc de Roquelaure (1656–1738), French marshal