habergeon

IPA: hˈæbɝdʒɪn

noun

  • (historical) A sleeveless or short-sleeved coat of mail armour (a shorter hauberk).
  • (historical) The quilted undergarment worn under a hauberk.
  • (loosely) A hauberk, any coat of mail, less commonly even a coat of scale armour.

Examples of "habergeon" in Sentences

  • “Jilbáb” either habergeon (mail-coat) or the buff-jacket worn under it.
  • The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
  • And there was an hole in the midst of the robe, as the hole of an habergeon, with a band round about the hole, that it should not rend.
  • I would give the best habergeon I ever wrought, that the difficulty in truth rested with me, for there were then the better chance of its being removed.
  • And there shall be an hole in the top of it, in the midst thereof: it shall have a binding of woven work round about the hole of it, as it were the hole of an habergeon, that it be not rent.
  • As he was thus, behold, the merchant-woman with whom he had taken refuge came up to him and giving him a habergeon and a helmet, a spear, a sword and a gilded girdle, bade him don them and seat himself on the settle after which she left him, for fear of the troops.
  • I was taught that it might contribute to a reading that if outward appearance reflects inward being, as was the prof's theory of medieval lit clothing a bismotered habergeon might indicate an inward uncleanliness or sinfulness, and that he's on pilgrimage because of it.

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