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chain mail

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

n
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) another term for mail21
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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]
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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
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Translations
دِرْعٌ مِن زَرَد الحَديد
brněná košile
ringbrynje
páncéling
hringabrynja
krúžkové brnenie
zincir / örme zırh

chain mail

ncotta di maglia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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References in classic literature ?
Bide the rest of you here, and Will Stutely shall be your chief while I am gone." 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.
The charity said accuracy was vital in "England's first national sport" - which sees participants wearing chain mail and charging at each other on horseback - as each hit with the lance to different parts of the shield or helmet is worth different points.
Alix's last one was 'Chain Mail,' released in 2015.
Enthusiastic supporters cheered and waved, and - in the case of a man dressed as St George replete with chain mail - nodded.
The Box, as it is called, is a massive protective frame, encased in chain mail, inside of which the public can wander on elevated walkways, even past the chimney pots.
The Greatest Showman star, 21, is clearly inspired by Joan of Arc in this gunmetal Versace chain mail dress and dramatic bob.
I looked back at trends from a decade ago and so many are making, or have already made, a comeback: indigo denim; chain mail; berets and studded accessories.
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.