gambison


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]
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