habergeon


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hab·er·geon

 (hăb′ər-jən) also hau·ber·geon (hô′-)
n.
1. A short, sleeveless coat of mail.
2. A hauberk.

[Middle English, from Old French hauberjon, from hauberc, hauberk; see hauberk.]

habergeon

(ˈhæbədʒən) or

haubergeon

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century under the plated hauberk
[C14: from Old French haubergeon a little hauberk]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.habergeon - (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
References in classic literature ?
I wish to be a better man than I have been, than I am; as Job's leviathan broke the spear, the dart, and the habergeon, hindrances which others count as iron and brass, I will esteem but straw and rotten wood.
habreioun (OED) variant spelling of habergeon, in 1380 quote at jack, a coat of mail or armor