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. 2018

Examples from the Web for sabaton

Historical Examples of 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.)).

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