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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Gambison \Gam"bi*son\, n. [OF. gambeson, gambaison, fr. gambais, wambais, of German origin: cf. MHG. wambeis, G. wams doublet, fr. OHG. wamba, stomach. See Womb.] A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted. [1913 Webster]