Definitions

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  • n. A type of personal armour constructed as series of metallic rings sewn to a fabric or leather foundation.

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Examples

  • Iron dinned on helmets, rattled on ringmail, banged the wood of shields and the hardened leather of breastplates.

    Time Patrolman

  • The ringmail clashed as he pulled it on next, and hung with unexpected weight from his shoulders.

    Three Hearts and Three Lions

  • For he was so clad that he had a grey hawberk on him of fine ringmail, and a scarlet coat thereunder embroidered goodly; a big gold ring was on his left arm, a bright basnet on his head; he was girt with a sword, and bare a bow in his hand, and a quiver hung at his back.

    The Sundering Flood

  • I just can't see how, in terms of armor penetration, a suit of leather plus a shield always automatically equals a suit of ringmail.

    Jeffs Gameblog

  • "An English warrior went into battle with a boar-crested helmet, and a round linden shield, with a byrnie of ringmail ... with two javelins or a single ashen spear some eight or ten feet long, with a long two-edged sword naked or held in an ornamental scabbard ....

    Beowulf

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