1. (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
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How To Use habergeon In A Sentence

  • “Jilbáb” either habergeon (mail-coat) or the buff-jacket worn under it. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • 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. Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report
  • 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. The Fair Maid of Perth
  • 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. A Verray Parfit, Gentil, (Desperately Poor? Greedy? Penitent?) Knyght
  • The hauberk and its short-sleeved diminutive - the habergeon - would continue in use, but it is clear that additions to this protection were being acquired by those who could afford them.
  • And they had habergeons of iron.
  • And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.
  • At the tip of the steel wedge Conan roared his heathen battle-cry and swung his great sword in glittering arcs that made naught of steel burgonet or mail habergeon.
  • The ‘habergeon,’ or hauberk, is a shirt of mail (iron ringlets forged together) commonly worn by medieval warriors.
  • 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. Villaraigosa And Nunez Cut And Run - Video Report
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