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(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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|Noun||1.||byrnie - a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor|
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