aketon

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From Middle English aketon, from Old French aqueton, auqueton, alqueton, from Old Spanish alcoton (modern algodón), from Arabic الْقُطْن(al-quṭn), definite of قُطْن(quṭn, cotton). Doublet of cotton.

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aketon (plural aketons)

  1. (historical) A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.
    Coordinate terms: gambeson, haustement, pourpoint
    • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 15:
      The aketon, gambeson, vambasium, and jack were military vestments, calculated for the defence of the body, differing little from each other, except in their names, their materials and construction were nearly the same, the authorities quoted in the notes, shew they were all composed of many folds of linen, stuffed with cotton, wool or hair, quilted, and commonly covered with leather, made of buck or doe skin.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French aqueton, alqueton, auqueton, from Old Spanish alcoton (modern algodón), from Arabic الْقُطْن(al-quṭn), definite of قُطْن(quṭn, cotton). Compare coton.

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  • IPA(key): /akɛˈtuːn/, /ˈak(ɛ)tun/

Noun[edit]

aketon (plural aketons)

  1. A jacket with padding put underneath armour.
  2. A jacket worn on top of armour as adornment.

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  • English: aketon, acton, hacqueton, haqueton, haketon

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