Definition of "hauberk" [hau•berk]

  • A long tunic made of chain mail. (noun)

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Use "hauberk" in a sentence
  • "Albright borrowed some new equipment from the local blacksmith – no full plate, unfortunately, but an adequate shield and chain hauberk for him, and a crossbow, light sword, and hauberk for Nora."
  • "These days I will more often call a hauberk a mail shirt or a gambeson a quilted tunic."
  • "Mail armor, of which the hauberk is a species, and which derived its name from maille, a French word for MESH, was of two kinds,"