The hauberk, which was worn over the gambeson, was the chief body defence.
What now is thy wont in the handplay with the helm and the hauberk of rings?
Then, it would seem, a back plate was added also, worn over the hauberk.
A hauberk, or coat of mail, composed of steel rings, protected his body.
When you carried war into my country in the King your father's time, I met you in a hauberk of mail.
Like his brother-in-arms, at Puig, he wears the camail and hauberk.
But one day De Guader came into her bower in full harness, wearing helm and hauberk, with his great two-handed sword by his side.
Each man had his hauberk on, with his sword girt and his shield at his neck.
Each donned his hauberk, mounted his good horse, and then with Jaufry parted from that spot.
We now prove Homer's knowledge of the hauberk, clasped at front and back.