Hauberk definition

hôbərk
A long tunic made of chain mail.
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A medieval coat of armor, usually of chain mail.
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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.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of hauberk - hawberk

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hauberk
Plural:
hauberks

Origin of hauberk

  • Middle English from Old French hauberc of Germanic origin kwel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French hauberc, of Germanic origin, perhaps Frankish.

    From Wiktionary