Pronunciation: (ak'tun),[key] —n.Armor. a quilted garment worn under mail in the 13th and 14th centuries; gambeson. Also,ackton,aketon.
Pronunciation: (ak'tun),[key] —n. 1. Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron), 1834–1902, English historian.
2. a former municipal borough in SE England, now part of the London borough of Ealing: center of Puritanism at the time of Cromwell.
3. a city in NE Massachusetts. 17,544.