gambeson

gambeson

[gam-buh-suhn]
noun Armor.
a quilted garment worn under mail.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English ga(u)mbeson a military tunic < Old French gambison, gambeison, probably < Germanic

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gambeson (ˈɡæmbɪsən)
 
n
a quilted and padded or stuffed leather or cloth garment worn under chain mail in the Middle Ages and later as a doublet by men and women
 
[C13: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German wamba belly; see womb]

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