A piece of armour originally covering only the neck and shoulders but later consisting of a full-length coat of mail or military tunic.
More example sentences
- The dark cuirass was worn over a closely linked black chain mail hauberk.
- By the eleventh century the coif was often integrated with the hauberk becoming a hood.
- The four knights went back to the mulberry tree in the yard to remove their covering garments, put on their hauberks, and gather their swords.
Middle English: from Old French hauberc, hausberc, originally denoting protection for the neck, of Germanic origin.
Definition of hauberk in:
- The US English dictionary