Definition of habergeon in English:

habergeon

Line breaks: hab¦er|geon
Pronunciation: /ˈhabədʒ(ə)n
 
, həˈbəːdʒ(ə)n
 
/

noun

historical
  • A sleeveless coat of mail or scale armour.
    More 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.

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