brigandine

[brig-uh n-deen, -dahyn]

Origin of brigandine

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

noun
  1. 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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