1) A case or bag which would hold clothing and other necessaries; used by those riding on horseback.

1610 one port mantć, Kirkstall

1632 A Port Mantua 4s, Sprotbrough. ‘Portmantle’ was a regional spelling: 1700 One port Mantle 2s, Elland

1721 had his portmantle cut from behind his horse, with a buckskin and above twenty pair of shoes in it ... port mantle or cloak bagg, West Riding.

dates 1610 1632 1700 1721

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