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 for Habergeon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Habergeon \Ha*ber"ge*on\ (h[.a]*b[~e]r"j[-e]*[o^]n or
     h[a^]b"[~e]r*j[u^]n), n. [F. haubergeon a small hauberk, dim.
     of OF. hauberc, F. haubert. See Hauberk.]
     Properly, a short hauberk, but often used loosely for the
     hauberk. --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn
           under the hauberk

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     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.)

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