Definition of Gambeson

1. n. Same as Gambison.



Definition of Gambeson

1. Noun. A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gambeson

1. a medieval coat [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gambeson

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gamay
gamays
gamb
gamba
gambada
gambade
gambades
gambado
gambadoed
gambadoes
gambados
gambas
gambe
gambes
gambeson (current term)
gambesons
gambet
gambets
gambetta
gambettas
gambia
gambias
gambiers
gambir
gambirs
gambison
gambisons
gambist

Literary usage of Gambeson

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1. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"gambeson, *. A kind of proof coat for the body. So it is explained, and rightly, by Strutt, in the Glossary to his Queen Hoo Hall ; but I have not met the ..."

2. Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors by William Carew Hazlitt, Thomas Blount (1874)
"A. Commonly under the hauberk,1 though sometimes over it, was worn a loose garment called a gambeson, which descended as low as the knees ; it was stuffed ..."

3. Tenures of Land & Customs of Manors by Thomas Blount, William Carew Hazlitt (1874)
"A. Commonly under the hauberk,1 though sometimes over it, was worn a loose garment called a gambeson, which descended as low as the knees ; it was stuffed ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"... when the been nearly abandoned by men-at- arms, the gambeson appeal's as the of fence for the principal garment gambeson (about 1375). ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The gambeson was worn also by foot-soldiers and knights often as the sole body defense; again, it appears to have been worn over the hauberk, sometimes with ..."

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