Middle English Dictionary Entry

hauberk n.
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(a) A coat of mail; also, plate armor or a coat of mail reinforced with plates; -- sometimes used interchangeably with habergeoun; (b) chain mail worn over a hair shirt as a form of penance; (c) fig. part of the armor of a Christian; ~ of penaunce, ~ of right; (d) as surname.