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Definition of "habergeon" [ha•ber•ge•on]

  • A short, sleeveless coat of mail. (noun)
  • A hauberk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "habergeon" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "“Jilbáb” either habergeon (mail-coat) or the buff-jacket worn under it."
  • "As he was thus, behold, the merchant-woman with whom he had taken refuge came up to him and giving him a habergeon and a helmet, a spear, a sword and a gilded girdle, bade him don them and seat himself on the settle after which she left him, for fear of the troops."