Aketon
Aketon \Ak"e*ton\, n. [Obs.] See {Acton}. [1913 Webster]

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  • AKETON — apud Thom. Walsinghamum in Eduardo III. Indutus autem fuit Episcopus quâdam armaturâ, quam Aketon vulgariter appellamus: Sagum militare est, quod alias Gambezonem vocabant; ex Gall. Hoqueton aut Hauqueton; seu potius ex Cambrico Britannico Aciwm …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • aketon — /ak teuhn/, n. Armor. acton. * * * aketon, toun obs. var. acton, haqueton …   Useful english dictionary

  • aketon — /ak teuhn/, n. Armor. acton. * * * …   Universalium

  • aketon — noun A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail …   Wiktionary

  • Aketon — See Acton …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Aketon — Quilted garment worn under armour (see gambeson, below) to absorb shock and impact. The term originated with Crusaders and is said to derive from the word cotton. ♦ Shirt like garment of buckram stuffed with cotton, worn as padding under the… …   Medieval glossary

  • Acton — Aketon A padded, stuffed vest or undergarment worn beneath *mail. [< Ar. al qutun = cotton] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Gambeson — A gambeson (or aketon or padded jack) is a padded defensive jacket, worn as armour separately, or combined with mail or plate armour. Gambeson were produced with a sewing technique called quilting. Usually constructed of linen or wool, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Acton — Ac ton, n. [OF. aketon, auqueton, F. hoqueton, a quilted jacket, fr. Sp. alcoton, algodon, cotton. Cf. {Cotton}.] A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail. [Spelled also {hacqueton}.] [Obs.] Halliwell. Sir W.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hacqueton — Acton Ac ton, n. [OF. aketon, auqueton, F. hoqueton, a quilted jacket, fr. Sp. alcoton, algodon, cotton. Cf. {Cotton}.] A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail. [Spelled also {hacqueton}.] [Obs.] Halliwell. Sir… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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