Medieval Glossary


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 'acto.'

Related term(s): Acto; Aketon; Hacqueton; Gambeson; Hauberk; Mail
Category: Armour and Shields
Added: 08.01.05
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 11.


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