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sabaton

[sab-uh-ton]
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noun Armor.
  1. a foot defense of mail or of a number of lames with solid toe and heel pieces.
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Origin of sabaton

1300–50; Middle English < Old Provençal, equivalent to sabat(a) shoe + -on augmentative suffix. See sabot
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  • Some writers use the term Sabaton for the foot-defence of this period.

    Armour &amp; Weapons

    Charles John Ffoulkes


Word Origin and History for sabaton

n.

type of armored foot-covering, also sabbaton, early 14c., ultimately from Provençal sabato, equivalent of French savate (see sabotage (n.)).

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