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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hauberk \Hau"berk\ (h[add]"b[~e]rk), 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.]
Helm, nor hawberk's twisted mail. --Gray.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly
worn as defensive armor [syn: hauberk, byrnie]
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