[ kam-uh-sey-doh, -sah- ]
/ ˌkæm əˈseɪ doʊ, -ˈsɑ- /

noun, plural cam·i·sa·dos. Archaic.

a military attack made at night.
Also cam·i·sade [kam-i-seyd, -sahd] /ˌkæm ɪˈseɪd, -ˈsɑd/.

Origin of camisado

1540–50; < 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for camisado


camisade (ˌkæmɪˈseɪd)

/ (ˌkæmɪˈsɑːdəʊ) /

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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