byrnie

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byrnie

(ˈbɜːnɪ)
n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an archaic word for coat of mail
[Old English byrne; related to Old Norse brynja, Gothic brunjō, Old High German brunnia coat of mail, Old Irish bruinne breast]
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Noun1.byrnie - a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armorbyrnie - a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
chain armor, chain armour, chain mail, ring armor, ring armour, ring mail, mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings