Definition of hauberk in English:


Line breaks: hau|berk
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːbəːk


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.

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