habergeon [hab′ər jən]
ME habergoun < OFr haubergeon, dim. of hauberc: see HAUBERK
1. a short, high-necked jacket of mail, usually sleeveless

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hab·er·geon (hăbʹər-jən) also hau·ber·geon (hôʹ-) n.
1. A short, sleeveless coat of mail.
2. A hauberk.
  [Middle English, from Old French hauberjon, from hauberc, hauberk. See hauberk.]

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  • Habergeon — Ha*ber ge*on (h[.a]*b[ e]r j[ e]*[o^]n or h[a^]b [ e]r*j[u^]n), n. [F. haubergeon a small hauberk, dim. of OF. hauberc, F. haubert. See {Hauberk}.] Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • habergeon — [hab′ər jən] n. [ME habergoun < OFr haubergeon, dim. of hauberc: see HAUBERK] 1. a short, high necked jacket of mail, usually sleeveless 2. HAUBERK …   English World dictionary

  • habergeon — noun Etymology: Middle English haubergeoun, from Anglo French haubergeon, diminutive of hauberc hauberk Date: 14th century 1. a medieval jacket of mail shorter than a hauberk 2. hauberk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • habergeon — noun /ˈha.bə.ʤən,həˈbəː.dʒən/ A sleeveless coat of chain mail. Their mightie strokes their haberieons dismayld, / And naked made each others manly spalles [...] …   Wiktionary

  • Habergeon —    An Old English word for breastplate. In Job 41:26 (Heb. shiryah) it is properly a coat of mail; the Revised Version has pointed shaft. In Ex. 28:32, 39:23, it denotes a military garment strongly and thickly woven and covered with mail round… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Habergeon — A sleeveless jacket or short tunic of mail or flexible scale armour. [< OldEngl. healsbeorga = a neck defence] Cf. Hauberk …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • habergeon — n. short coat of mail without sleeves; hauberk (used in medieval period) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • habergeon — [ habədʒ(ə)n, hə bə:dʒ(ə)n] noun historical a sleeveless coat of mail or scale armour. Origin ME: from OFr. haubergeon, from hauberc (see hauberk) …   English new terms dictionary

  • Habergeon — ♦ Mail coat, smaller than a hauberk. (Prestwich, Michael. Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, 347) Related terms: Haubergeon, Hauberk …   Medieval glossary

  • habergeon — hab·er·geon …   English syllables

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