A shortened *surcoat, perhaps padded and worn under a *hauberk, designed to be less awkward for the knight fighting on foot. -
Cf. Jupon

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  • Gipon — similar to the acketon, but worn by itself, later becoming the pourpoint …   Medieval glossary

  • gipon — jiˈpän, ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English gipoun, from Middle French jupon more at jupon : jupon …   Useful english dictionary

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