Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Protected by a coat of mail; clad in armour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Protected by a coat of mail; clad in armor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Clad with a coat of mail.
  • By extension, in modern usage, defensively armed; clad in armor.

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

  • adj. wearing protective mail

Etymologies

mail +‎ clad (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Spanish mailclad cavalry and from thoughts of the plots and counterplots that had been devised in the days before American occupancy.

    A Daughter of the Dons A Story of New Mexico Today

  • In the medieval days mailclad robbers used to get (quite honestly and rightly according to the notions then current) large grants of land because they had ridden by the side of their feudal chiefs when they went on marauding forays.

    International Finance

  • He first taught his countrymen, and indeed Europe in general, that steady infantry can repel the assaults even of mailclad cavalry.

    In Freedom's Cause : a Story of Wallace and Bruce

  • "No, indeed," Archie replied through his interpreter; "never did I see men fight more fiercely, but without discipline and organization victory is well nigh impossible for lightly armed footmen against heavy mailclad cavalry."

    In Freedom's Cause : a Story of Wallace and Bruce

  • Its warlike barons, when not engaged under its monarchs in wars in Wales, Ireland, and France, occupied themselves in quarrels with each other, or in struggles against the royal supremacy; and although the higher nobles, with their mailclad followers, could show an amount of chivalrous pomp unknown in Scotland, yet the condition of the middle classes and of the agricultural population was higher in Scotland than in England.

    In Freedom's Cause : a Story of Wallace and Bruce

  • Middle Ages when they sat at meat amidst their mailclad chivalry, and quaffed mighty beakers to the confusion of the Paynim.

    Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines

  • As we stood in, the golden flag of Spain rose slowly on the staff at the Water Battery, and Cast its large sleepy folds abroad in the breeze; but, instead of floating over mailclad men, or Spanish soldiers in warlike array, three poor devils of half naked mulattoes stuck their heads out of an embrasure under its shadow.

    Tom Cringle's Log

  • "ruchings," and that Fresh has been provided with a quaintly modish copy of the flowered gown of Spring in Botticelli's famous picture; but the mailclad Brynhild still climbs the mountains with her legs carefully hidden in a long white skirt, and looks so exactly like Mrs. Leo Hunter as Minerva that it is quite impossible to feel a ray of illusion whilst looking at her.

    The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Ring

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