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habergeon

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noun ha·ber·geon \ˈha-bər-jən; hə-ˈbər-jē-ən, -jən\

Definition of habergeon

  1. 1 :  a medieval jacket of mail shorter than a hauberk

  2. 2 :  hauberk



Origin of habergeon

Middle English haubergeoun, from Anglo-French haubergeon, diminutive of hauberc hauberk


First Known Use: 14th century


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