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Meaning of HABERGEON

Pronunciation:  'haburjun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (medieval) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk

HABERGEON is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ha*ber"ge*on\, n. [F. haubergeon a small hauberk,
dim. of OF. hauberc, F. haubert. See Hauberk.]
Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the
hauberk. --Chaucer.

Easton Bible Dictionary

an Old English word for breastplate. In Job 41:26 (Heb. shiryah) it is properly a "coat of mail;" the Revised Version has "pointed shaft." In Ex. 28:32, 39:23, it denotes a military garment strongly and thickly woven and covered with mail round the neck and breast. Such linen corselets have been found in Egypt. The word used in these verses is _tahra_, which is of Egyptian origin. The Revised Version, however, renders it by "coat of mail." (See ARMOUR.)