- a flexible body armor of overlapping steel plates with an exterior covering of linen, velvet, leather, etc.
Origin of brigandine
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Historical Examples of brigandine
There were only foure armed men in this brigandine: these did stand at the brigandines side to defend it.
The next moment a bullet struck against his brigandine, but without doing him any injury.Guy Fawkes
William Harrison Ainsworth
A brigandine was a coat of leather or quilted linen, with small iron plates sewed on.South London
Sir Walter Besant
- a coat of mail, invented in the Middle Ages to increase mobility, consisting of metal rings or sheets sewn on to cloth or leather