from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An armored coat made of chain mail, interlinked rings, or overlapping metal plates; a hauberk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a defensive garment of chain mail.
  • n.

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

  • n. armor that protects the wearer's whole body


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  • It is known, however, that there was an intimacy between Raleigh and Percy as early as 1586, when Sir Walter presented Percy with a coat of mail on his going over to Flanders, and soon after a bedstead made of cedar from Virginia; while the Earl about the same time gave to Sir Walter a 'stroe coloured velvet saddle.'

    Thomas Hariot

  • As the prince had commanded, each warrior was armored in a coat of mail and open helm, with steel greaves to guard the rider’s lower legs.

    Conqueror's Moon


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