from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A short, sleeveless coat of mail.
  • n. A hauberk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sleeveless coat of chain mail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See haubergeon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk


Middle English from Old French hauberjon, from hauberc, hauberk; see hauberk.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • See also haubergeon, which I apparently knew about some time ago. Oh well, at least I guessed right on

    May 13, 2008