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a quilted garment worn under mail in the 13th and 14th centuries; gambeson.
Historical Examples

The “aketon” appears to be but another name for the gambeson.
Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe John Hewitt

noun (in medieval Europe)
a jacket or jerkin, originally of quilted cotton, worn under a coat of mail
a leather jacket padded with mail
a district of the London borough of Ealing
John Emerich Edward Dalberg, 1st Baron. 1834–1902, English historian: a proponent of Christian liberal ethics and adviser of Gladstone
his grandfather, Sir John Francis Edward. 1736–1811, European naval commander and statesman: admiral of Tuscany (1774–79) and Naples (1779 onwards) and chief minister of Naples (1779–1806)


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