• A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of theEuropean Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which isshorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is often usedsynonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon. [Written variouslyhauberg, hauberque, hawberk, etc.] Chaucer.Helm, nor hawberk's twisted mail. Gray.

  • Displeasing and generally lazy person