Origin of hauberkMiddle English hauberc from Old French from Frankish an unverified form halsberg (akin to Old English healsbeorg), protection for the neck, gorget from hals, the neck (see collar) + bergan, to protect
A long tunic made of chain mail.
Origin of hauberkMiddle English from Old French hauberc of Germanic origin ; see kwel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- The chain-mail hauberk of a Knight Templar was long-sleeved with chain-mail hand coverings.
- Olaf leapt into the sea holding his shield edgeways, so that he sank at once and the weight of his hauberk dragged him down.