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camisado

[ kam-uh-sey-doh, -sah- ]
/ 藢k忙m 蓹藞se瑟 do蕣, -藞s蓱- /
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noun, plural cam路i路sa路dos.Archaic.
a military attack made at night.
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Also cam路i路sade [kam-i-seyd, -sahd]. /藢k忙m 瑟藞se瑟d, -藞s蓱d/.

Origin of camisado

1540鈥50; <Spanish camisada (now obsolete), equivalent to camis(a) shirt (see chemise) + -ada-ade1; so called because participants in such attacks would wear shirts over their armor to aid in recognition
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British Dictionary definitions for camisado

camisado

camisade (藢k忙m瑟藞se瑟d)

/ (藢k忙m瑟藞s蓱藧d蓹蕣) /

noun plural -sados or -sades
(formerly) an attack made under cover of darkness

Word Origin for camisado

C16: from obsolete Spanish camisada, literally: an attack in one's shirt (worn over the armour as identification), from camisa shirt
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