Acton

• (n.) A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.
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Acton

(from the article `Ealing`) In 1231 Walter de Actune sold land in Acton to St. Paul`s Cathedral. In late 1642, after the Battle of Edgehill, defense forces at Acton, Brentford, ...
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Acton

Ac'ton noun [ Old French aketon , auqueton , French hoqueton , a quilted jacket, from Spanish alcoton , algodon , cotton. Confer Cotton .] A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail. [ Spelled also hacqueton .] [ Obsolet...
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Acton

Acton, town (1990 pop. 17,872), Middlesex co., E Mass., NW of Boston; settled c.1680, inc. 1735. Among its manufactures are electrical machinery, chemicals, prefabricated houses, and precision equipment. Points of interest include the Isaac Davis Home, residence of the first person to die at the bat...
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Acton

An acton was a quilted or padded tunic worn under a coat of mail as a defence against bruising in combat. They were popular in the 15th century.
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Acton

An acton was a taffeta or leather-quilted dress worn under the habergeon to keep the body from being chafed or bruised.
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acton

stuffed jacket worn under armour; haqueton
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