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First published 1951 (DOST Vol. II).

Doublat, Dowblat, n. Also: doublatt, -lait; dowblatt, -late, -lait; doblat, -yllat, doub-, dowbillat; douplat. [The usual Sc. form of Doublet.] A close-fitting body garment.(a) 1429 Acts II. 18/2.
At the yeman of lawer degre … be bodyn with souer hate & doublat
1456 Misc. Bann. C. III. 94.
A doublat of fustyan
1473 Treas. Acc. I. 15.
For graith to a doublat of red crammacy satin
1501 Ib. II. 52.
Ane doublait of fustian
1537 Ib. VI. 344.
For making of ane doublat to ane allakaye … of gray veluet
1552–3 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 279.
Five pair of hois and five doublattis of fustain gevin to the four masonis … for thair bounteth
1558-66 Knox II. 358.
Having onlye upoun him a doublat of cammoise
1576 Orkney. Oppress 72.
His servandis clothing, sic as cassies, breikis, doublatis
1590 Thanes of Cawdor 197.
For translating of his buffill doblat twys quhen it ves brassit
1632 Chron. Perth 33.
In quhyte doublattis, red breikis with partizanes
(b) 1473 Treas. Acc. I. 13.
To by graith to the Kingis dowblat of blac vellous
Ib. 15. 1524 Reg. Privy S. I. 494/2.
Ane dowblat of crammisy satin, ane pair of hois of scarlot
1556–7 Edinb. B. Rec. II. 260.
To deliuer to King James alsmekill satine as wilbe him ane dowblat
a 1578 Maxwell Mem. 311.
Ane Lyouns canues dowblatt
1580 Aberd. B. Rec. II. 36.
Twa saltene dowblaittis, ane gray, ane blak
1583 Sempill Sat. P. xlv. 1035.
He gart him tak, New breikis and dowblat for to mak, Of Turkie taffatie
(c) 1498 Halyb. 161.
A dobyllat, hat and hos
1540 Maxwell Mem. 409.
Ane dowbillat of sating
1545 Reg. Great S. 733/1.
6 doubillattis of velvot satene and armesy taffiteis
(d) 1570 Prestwick B. Rec. 72.
Ane payr of hoys, ane douplat pertenand to Dauid Make

b. Doublat allane, wearing only a doublet without a cloak or armour. 1554 Crim. Trials I. ii. 372.
Quhair thai wer dowblate allane at thair pastyme play
1563 Edinb. B. Deeds 82 b.
The said Patrik Murdoch … sall cum … doublat allane with his sword drawin

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