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[sab-uh-ton] /ˈsæb əˌtɒn/
noun, Armor.
a foot defense of mail or of a number of lames with solid toe and heel pieces.
Origin of sabaton
1300-50; Middle English < Old Provençal, equivalent to sabat(a) shoe + -on augmentative suffix. See sabot Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Some writers use the term sabaton for the foot-defence of this period.

    Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes
Word Origin and History for sabaton

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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