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sabaton

[sab-uh-ton] /ˈsæb əˌtɒn/
noun, Armor.
1.
a foot defense of mail or of a number of lames with solid toe and heel pieces.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Old Provençal, equivalent to sabat(a) shoe + -on augmentative suffix. See sabot
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n.

type of armored foot-covering, also sabbaton, early 14c., ultimately from Provençal sabato, equivalent of French savate (see sabotage (n.)).

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