chain mail


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chain mail

n.
Flexible armor made of joined metal links or scales.

chain mail

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) another term for mail21

mail1

(meɪl)

n.
1. letters, packages, etc., sent or delivered by the postal service.
2. a single collection or delivery of such postal matter.
3. Also, mails. the system, usu. operated by the government, for sending or delivering such postal matter.
4. a conveyance used as a carrier of mail.
5. e-mail.
adj.
6. of or pertaining to mail.
v.t.
7. to send by mail.
[1175–1225; orig. reference to the bag containing letters; compare earlier mail bag, satchel, Middle English male < Old French malle < Frankish]

mail2

(meɪl)

n.
1. flexible armor of metal rings or plates.
2. any protective armor, as the shell of certain animals.
v.t.
3. to clothe or arm with mail.
[1250–1300; Middle English maille one of the rings of which such armor was composed]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chain mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal ringschain mail - (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
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
Dark Ages, Middle Ages - the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
Translations
دِرْعٌ مِن زَرَد الحَديد
brněná košile
ringbrynje
páncéling
hringabrynja
krúžkové brnenie
zincir / örme zırh

chain mail

ncotta di maglia

chain

(tʃein) noun
1. a series of (especially metal) links or rings passing through one another. The dog was fastened by a chain; She wore a silver chain round her neck.
2. a series. a chain of events.
verb
to fasten or bind with chains. The prisoner was chained to the wall.
chain mail
armour made of iron links.
chain store
one of a series of shops (often department stores) under the same ownership.
References in classic literature ?
Then straightway Robin Hood donned a fine steel coat of chain mail, over which he put on a light jacket of Lincoln green.
Then Robin saw, what he had not wotted of before, that the Friar had also a coat of chain mail beneath his gown.
Chain mail, or an American football suit--that's what you'll want.
First they had stripped them, and when they took account of the spoils of the combat they found themselves richer by three horses with full trappings, many pieces of gold and silver money, ornaments and jewels, as well as the lances, swords and chain mail armor of their erstwhile guests.
What appeared to be loosely woven chain mail on four models turned out to be oversized safety pins strung together that glittered as they moved.
The projects vary in cost, topic, difficulty, and space and equipment requirements, and include sewing and textiles projects; paper, cardboard, and craft projects like do-it-yourself chain mail, creating cardboard stand ups, and hydro-dipping flower pots; high-tech and robotics programs like building solar robots and creating an ultrasonic speed detector; digital media projects like video editing and light painting; milling, soldering, and cutting projects; 3D printing projects; and circuitry, wiring, and wearables projects.
com | HERE'S a Nineties style staple we were not expecting to see again but hot on Zara's trending list is this chain mail vest.
Jumper PS16, culottes PS14, boots PS25, George Asda YOU'VE GOT CHAIN MAIL: The Nineties staple, the chain mail vest, is back.
An artist's impression shows a 13th century Molyneux knight carrying a shield displaying the family coat of arms - a cross moline Pictured without a helmet, he wears a suit of chain mail.
Mahajan has supplied costumes and ancient weaponry for many, including: London-based Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre show Morte of Arthur (aluminium chain mails), The Treasures of Lake Kaban (steel helmets, one million coins, swords, daggers, clothing and Tsar Russian helmets), TV show Merlin (steel braces, gorget, pauldron and leather boots), Runstone (all camping medieval items, chain mails, brooches, pans and tripod stands), TV show The Bastard Executioner (chain mails, leather scabbard and steel armours) and Assassin's Creed (medieval hat, helmet, leather boots and titanium chain mail, shirt and sleeves).
The new metal fabric is a flexible hybrid of chain mail and plate armor, in the horticultural sense of a hybrid: the offshoot of two different parents, having certain distinct and hopefully desirable characteristics from both.
We are always hopeful of finding bits of metalwork from armour or weaponry - an arrowhead, a piece of chain mail or a stud from a boot or shield.