Shortened version of the hauberk, worn by both infantry and mounted men, those for the former usually having short sleeves. (Wise, Terence. Medieval Warfare, 248) Related terms: Armor / Habergeon / Hauberk
a hauberk with the long skirts removed, so that it ended between crotch and mid-thigh length, usually with a dagged-hem. The mail coat was worn in this form in the 14th and 15th centuries, usually under some form of plate defense.