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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Covered with or made of plates of mail.
  • adjective Having a hard covering of scales, spines, or horny plate, as an armadillo or a lobster.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Spotted; speckled.
  • In zoology, loricate; lepidote; cataphracted; provided with scales, plates, shields, bucklers, or the like, which serve for defensive armor like a coat of mail. See lorica, loricate, Loricata.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Protected by an external coat, or covering, of scales or plates.
  • adjective Spotted; speckled.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mail.
  • adjective Armoured, protected by or made of mail.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mail.

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

  • adjective wearing protective mail

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