A kind of defensive tunic, made of quilted leather or other strong material, formerly worn under the outer dress and even under a coat of mail. Also called an 'acton.'
Related term(s): Acton; Aketon; Hacqueton; Gambeson; Hauberk; Mail
Category: Armour and Shields
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 11.