- a foot defense of mail or of a number of lames with solid toe and heel pieces.
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 & Weapons
Charles John Ffoulkes
type of armored foot-covering, also sabbaton, early 14c., ultimately from Provençal sabato, equivalent of French savate (see sabotage (n.)).
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