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Meaning of HAUBERK

Pronunciation:  'hoburk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
 

HAUBERK is a 7 letter word that starts with H.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hau"berk\, n. [OF. hauberc, halberc, F. haubert, OHG.
halsberc; hals neck + bergan to protect, G. bergen; akin to
AS. healsbeorg, Icel. h[=a]lsbj["o]rg. See {Collar}, and
{Bury}, v. t.]
A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the
European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which
is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is
often used synonymously with habergeon. See {Habergeon}.
[Written variously {hauberg}, {hauberque}, {hawberk}, etc.]
--Chaucer.

      Helm, nor hawberk's twisted mail.        --Gray.

 

 

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