Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of chainmail worn to protect the neck and shoulders.
  • n. An ecclesiastical ornament worn by bishops.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A neck guard of chain mall, hanging from the bascinet or other headpiece.
  • n. A hood of other material than mail

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hood of chain-mail, whether attached to the hauberk or separate; specifically, that form of hood which was attached to the edge of the basinet. See basinet.
  • n. A tippet or small mantle worn by some Roman Catholic clergy, with different edgings of fur to mark different ranks: sometimes confounded with the amice. Also called chap-de-mail.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck

Etymologies

From French camail. (Wiktionary)

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