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

  Hauberk \Hau"berk\ (h[add]"b[~e]rk), n. [OF. hauberc, halberc,
     F. haubert, OHG. halsberc; hals neck + bergan to protect, G.
     bergen; akin to AS. healsbeorg, Icel. h[=a]lsbj["o]rg. See
     Collar, and Bury, v. t.]
     A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the
     European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which
     is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is
     often used synonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon.
     [Written variously hauberg, hauberque, hawberk, etc.]
     [1913 Webster]
           Helm, nor hawberk's twisted mail.        --Gray.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly
           worn as defensive armor [syn: hauberk, byrnie]

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