Habergeon: An Old English word for breastplate. In
(Job 41:26) (Heb. shiryah) it
is properly a "coat of mail;" the Revised Version has "pointed
(Exodus 28:32; 39:23) it denotes a military garment strongly and
thickly woven and covered with mail round the neck and breast. Such
linen corselets have been found in Egypt. The word used in these
verses is tahra, which is of Egyptian origin. The Revised Version,
however, renders it by "coat of mail."