Definition of habergeon in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhabədʒ(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /həˈbəːdʒ(ə)n/


A sleeveless coat of mail or scale armour.
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.


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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