American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of habergeon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short hauberk, reaching only to the middle of the thighs: also used indiscriminately for any coat of linked mail.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See habergeon.
“A shirt made from mail is a hauberk if knee-length, haubergeon if mid-thigh length, and byrnie if waist-length.”
“Of weapons there was no lack, and to these they helped themselves in liberal fashion, whilst here and there a man would pause to don a haubergeon or press a steel cap on his head.”
“They found a tall man on a tall, grey horse, whose polished helm shone like silver in the morning sun, and whose haubergeon was almost hidden under a crimson tabard ornamented with the Sforza lion.”
“On looking round he saw, sitting in an arm-chair, the person who had accompanied him in battle, wearing the same haubergeon, the same helmet, the individual white feather that had attracted his attention.”
“A leather haubergeon and an iron helmet, in which there was placed a small white feather, plucked from a cock's wing, constituted the armour of this brave seconder of Hume's gallantry.”
“Her head reclined on the back of the chair, her arms hung by her side, the edge of her haubergeon was uplifted, and at her white bosom, from which flowed streams of blood, her child sucked the milk of a dead mother.”
“En guerre, ils mettent par-dessus le pourpoint un bon haubergeon, un gla鏾n, [Footnote: Gla鏾n ou glachon, sorte d’armure d閒ensive.”
“[Footnote: Le haubert et le haubergeon (sorte de haubert plus l間er et moins lourd) 閠oient une sorte de chemise en mailles de fer, laquelle descendoit jusqu’� micuisse.”
“and threw their darts with such force that they pierced haubergeon and plates through and through.”
“En guerre, ils mettent par-dessus le pourpoint un bon haubergeon, un glaçon, [Footnote: Glaçon ou glachon, sorte d'armure défensive.”
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