Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A short, sleeveless coat of mail.
  • noun A hauberk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See haubergeon.

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

  • noun Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk.

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

  • noun historical A sleeveless coat of chain mail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old French hauberjon, from hauberc, hauberk; see hauberk.]

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  • See also haubergeon, which I apparently knew about some time ago. Oh well, at least I guessed right on freerice.com.

    May 13, 2008