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Hauberk definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HAU'BERK, n. A coat of mail without sleeves.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor [syn: hauberk, byrnie]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French hauberc, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English healsbeorg neck armor Date: 14th century a tunic of chain mail worn as defensive armor from the 12th to the 14th century

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. hist. a coat of mail. Etymology: ME f. OF hau(s)berc f. Frank., = neck protection, f. hals neck + berg- f. beorg protection

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hauberk 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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