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English Dictionary: hauberk by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
hauberk
n
  1. a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
    Synonym(s): hauberk, byrnie
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Hauberk \Hau"berk\, n. [OF. hauberc, halberc, F. haubert, OHG.
      halsberc; hals neck + bergan to protect, G. bergen; akin to
      AS. healsbeorg, Icel. h[be]lsbj[94]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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