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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In milit. antiq., one of a series of rivets or short pieces of metal sliding in slot-holes formed in overlapping plates of armor, replacing the common appliance of riveting to straps of leather or similar material: first used by the Germans about 1450.

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  • noun a kind of light, flexible plate armour first used in Germany

Etymologies

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Almain+rivet, attested 1530 (as almayne ryvettes). Named for the overlapping plates sliding on rivets.

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