brigandine

[brig-uh n-deen, -dahyn]
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noun Armor.

a flexible body armor of overlapping steel plates with an exterior covering of linen, velvet, leather, etc.

Nearby words

  1. brigadier,
  2. brigadier general,
  3. brigalow,
  4. brigand,
  5. brigandage,
  6. brigantine,
  7. briggs,
  8. briggs, henry,
  9. briggsian logarithm,
  10. brigham

Origin of brigandine

1425–75; late Middle English brigandyn < Middle French brigandine. See brigand, -ine2

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British Dictionary definitions for brigandine

brigandine

noun

a coat of mail, invented in the Middle Ages to increase mobility, consisting of metal rings or sheets sewn on to cloth or leather

Word Origin for brigandine

C15: from Old French, from brigand + -ine 1

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