habergeon

noun
ha·​ber·​geon | \ ˈha-bər-jən How to pronounce habergeon (audio) ; hə-ˈbər-jē-ən, -jən How to pronounce habergeon (audio) \

Definition of habergeon

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

First Known Use of habergeon

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for habergeon

Middle English haubergeon, haberion "coat of mail worn under plate armor, hauberk," borrowed from Anglo-French haubergeon, haberjon (continental Old French hauberjon) from hauberc hauberk + -ion, diminutive suffix

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“Habergeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/habergeon. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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