gambeson meaning

Pronunciation:   "gambeson" in a sentence
/gamˈbi-sən/ (historical)
  An ancient leather or quilted cloth coat worn under the habergeon
  ORIGIN: OFr, from OHGer wamba belly


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  1. of course, wearing padded armor like a gambeson would definitely help
  2. Later, full mail shirts were replaced with mail patches, called gussets, sewn onto a gambeson or arming jacket.
  3. *Gambeson Article is created and consistently uses only BCE / CE notation, until User : Jongarrettuk changes to BC notation
  4. The doublet developed from the padded garments worn under armour, such as the gambeson, aketon, and arming doublet.
  5. The medieval quilted gambeson, aketon and arming doublet were garments worn under or instead of armor of maille or plate armor.

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