[haw-ber-juh n, hab-er, huh-bur-juh n]
- a short, sleeveless coat of mail.
Also ha·ber·geon [hab-er-juh n, haw-ber-, huh-bur-juh n] /ˈhæb ər dʒən, ˈhɔ bər-, həˈbɜr dʒən/.
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Examples from the Web for habergeon
The sword of him that layeth at them cannot hold the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.Modern Painters, Volume V (of 5)
"I can tell thee that mine are blunt for want of use," retorted a comrade, hammering busily at a broken link in his habergeon.Sarchedon
G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Habergeon, ha-bėr′je-un, n. a piece of armour to defend the neck and breast.
Every free layman having ten marks in chattels shall have a habergeon, iron cap, and lance.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages
Edward Lewes Cutts
He wore a gipon of fustian, all stained by his habergeon; for he had only just arrived home from a long voyage.Chaucer for Children
Mrs. H. R. Haweis
- a light sleeveless coat of mail worn in the 14th century under the plated hauberk
C14: from Old French haubergeon a little hauberk
- a variant of habergeon
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