Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A garment worn originally under the habergeon, made sometimes of leather, sometimes of thick stuff, and even wadded, to guard against bruises which might result from blows received upon the mail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as gambison.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • En Amelie heeft over een maand een nieuwe jas/gambeson.

    Charm XVIII

  • En Amelie heeft over een maand een nieuwe jas/gambeson.

    Charm XVIII

  • I could see the ankle-length gambeson as a great base for any kind of armoured character, honestly.

    thoughts on lrp and characters

  • My gambeson came from a re-enactor who I believe is no longer in business.

    Woo woo woo

  • Usually though, they wear whatever is appropriate for the occasion, hauberk and gambeson, chainmail bikini, leather miniskirt and red top, a big smile...

    22 Years Ago

  • Now all I have to do is reinforce my gambeson, and - yahooooo - I'm ready for another Pachendale reenactment at Bannockburn.

    Tranquility

  • I'd prefer 'quilted tunic' over 'gambeson' any day.

    Archaic terminology in historical fiction

  • Then again, there is so much argument about what a gambeson really is, that I might not be using the right terminology anyway :

    Archaic terminology in historical fiction

  • These days I will more often call a hauberk a mail shirt or a gambeson a quilted tunic.

    Archaic terminology in historical fiction

  • The solvent man in his upper gambeson withnot a breth against him and the wee wiping womanahoussy.

    Finnegans Wake

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