Hauberk



[haw-burk] /ˈhɔ bɜrk/

noun, Armor.
1.
a long defensive shirt, usually of mail, extending to the knees; byrnie.
/ˈhɔːbɜːk/
noun
1.
a long coat of mail, often sleeveless
n.

c.1300, from Old French hauberc “coat of mail,” earlier holberc, from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halsberg, literally “neck-cover” (cf. Old English halsbearh, Old High German halsberc), from *hals “neck” (see collar (n.)) + *bergan “to cover, protect” (see bury).

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