Gambison

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gambison A defensive garment formerly in use for the body, made of cloth stuffed and quilted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gambison See gambeson.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. gambeson, gambaison, fr. gambais, wambais, of German origin: cf. MHG. wambeis, G. wams, doublet, fr. OHG. wamba, stomach. See Womb