chain armour

Definitions of chain armour
  1. noun
    (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
    synonyms: chain armor, chain mail, mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail
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    brigandine
    a medieval coat of chain mail consisting of metal rings sewn onto leather or cloth
    habergeon
    (Middle Ages) a light sleeveless coat of chain mail worn under the hauberk
    byrnie, hauberk
    a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
    gusset, voider
    a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
    type of:
    body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour
    armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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