hauberk

play
noun hau·berk \ˈhȯ-(ˌ)bərk\

Definition of hauberk

  1. :  a tunic of chain mail worn as defensive armor from the 12th to the 14th century

Illustration of hauberk

Origin and Etymology of hauberk

Middle English, from Anglo-French hauberc, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English healsbeorg neck armor


First Known Use: 14th century



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hauberk? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).