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gambeson

[gam-buh-suh n] /ˈgæm bə sən/
noun, Armor.
1.
a quilted garment worn under mail.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English ga(u)mbeson a military tunic < Old French gambison, gambeison, probably < Germanic
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gambeson

/ˈɡæmbɪsən/
noun
1.
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
Word Origin
C13: from Old French, of Germanic origin; related to Old High German wamba belly; see womb
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