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Hauberk   Listen
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Hauberk  n.  (Written variously hauberg, hauberque, hawberk, etc)  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. "Helm, nor hawberk's twisted mail."






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"Hauberk" Quotes from Famous Books



... lord King Arthur again." "Have done, and make ready to fight," said Lanceour insolently; for he was proud and arrogant, though a brave knight. So they rushed together, and, at the first encounter, Sir Lanceour's spear was shivered against the shield of the other, but Balin's spear pierced shield and hauberk and Lanceour fell dead ...
— Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion • Beatrice Clay

... I not watch him while he let His armourer just brace his greaves, Rivet his hauberk, on the fret The while! His foot... my memory leaves No least stamp out, nor how anon He pulled his ...
— Dramatic Romances • Robert Browning

... me, noble Otnit, for thy chivalry! A hauberk will I give thee, strong, and of wondrous might; Better armor never bore champion in ...
— Legends of the Middle Ages - Narrated with Special Reference to Literature and Art • H.A. Guerber



Words linked to "Hauberk" :   ring armor, chain armor, byrnie, ring armour, chain armour



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