[ brig-uh n-deen, -dahyn ]
/ ˈbrɪg ənˌdin, -ˌdaɪn /

noun Armor.

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

Origin of brigandine

1425–75; late Middle English brigandyn < Middle French brigandine. See brigand, -ine2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brigandine


/ (ˈbrɪɡənˌdiːn, -ˌdaɪn) /


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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