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chain mail

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noun Armor.
  1. mail2(def 1).

Origin of chain mail

First recorded in 1815–25
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Examples from the Web for chain mail

Historical Examples

  • He was arrayed in chain-mail, and his helmet was on his brow.

    The Boy Crusaders

    John G. Edgar

  • Swords might also be obtained; and some shirts of chain-mail, new bows and new arrows.

    Robin Hood

    Paul Creswick

  • And when he does,” said Armand kindly, “will be time enough for the chain-mail.

    The Princess Dehra

    John Reed Scott

  • The Cargan seems to have been a collar or tippet of chain-mail.

  • Mr. Kerrich considers the coats marked with rounds as chain-mail.


British Dictionary definitions for chain mail

chain mail

noun
  1. another term for mail 2 (def. 1)
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