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Habergeon meaning

habergeon - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
  2. 2. Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the hauberk.

habergeon - examples of usage

  1. Quoth Bard the first: " Sir Olaf, the good knight, did don His helm and eke his habergeon ..." - "Browning and the Dramatic Monologue", S. S. Curry.
  2. He is never out of hearing; and if at any time they be put to the worst, he, if possible, comes in to help them; and of him it is said, " The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold; the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon: he esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
  3. With flame on lance and habergeon They passed, and to the rataplan Of drums gave salutation- " Virtue is that becrowns a Man!" - "The Vigil of Venus and Other Poems by "Q"", Q (AKA: Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch).
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