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[kam-uh-sey-doh, -sah-] /ˌkæm əˈseɪ doʊ, -ˈsɑ-/
noun, plural camisados. Archaic.
a military attack made at night.
Also, camisade
[kam-i-seyd, -sahd] /ˌkæm ɪˈseɪd, -ˈsɑd/ (Show IPA)
Origin of camisado
1540-50; < Spanish camisada (now obsolete), equivalent to camis(a) shirt (see chemise) + -ada -ade1; so called because participants in such attacks would wear shirts over their armor to aid in recognition Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for camisado


noun (pl) -sados, -sades
(formerly) an attack made under cover of darkness
Word Origin
C16: from obsolete Spanish camisada, literally: an attack in one's shirt (worn over the armour as identification), from camisa shirt
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