noun Armor.

a foot defense of mail or of a number of lames with solid toe and heel pieces.

Nearby words

  1. sabaoth,
  2. sabata,
  3. sabatier,
  4. sabatier, paul,
  5. sabatini,
  6. sabattier effect,
  7. sabayon,
  8. sabbat,
  9. sabbatarian,
  10. sabbatarians

Origin of sabaton

1300–50; Middle English < Old Provençal, equivalent to sabat(a) shoe + -on augmentative suffix. See sabot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sabaton

  • 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



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper