He wore a gipon of fustian, all stained by his habergeon; for he had only just arrived home from a long voyage.
The sword of him that layeth at them cannot hold the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon.
"I can tell thee that mine are blunt for want of use," retorted a comrade, hammering busily at a broken link in his habergeon.
habergeon, ha-bėr′je-un, n. a piece of armour to defend the neck and breast.
Every free layman having ten marks in chattels shall have a habergeon, iron cap, and lance.
an Old English word for breastplate. In Job 41:26 (Heb. shiryah) it is properly a "coat of mail;" the Revised Version has "pointed shaft." In Ex. 28:32, 39:23, it denotes a military garment strongly and thickly woven and covered with mail round the neck and breast. Such linen corselets have been found in Egypt. The word used in these verses is _tahra_, which is of Egyptian origin. The Revised Version, however, renders it by "coat of mail." (See ARMOUR.)