Definition of habergeon in English:

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habergeon

Pronunciation: /ˈhabərjən/
/həˈbərj(ē)ən/

noun

historical
A sleeveless coat of mail or scale armor.
Example sentences
  • Paying a craftsman to make a fitted habergeon from scratch would have cost even more.
  • And they had habergeons of iron.
  • The hauberk and its short-sleeved diminutive - the habergeon - would continue in use, but it is clear that additions to this protection were being acquired by those who could afford them.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French haubergeon, from hauberc (see hauberk), originally denoting a garment protecting the neck; compare with Dutch halsberg.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: hab·er·geon

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