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View synonyms for chain mail

chain mail

noun

, Armor.


chain mail

noun

  1. another term for mail 2


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Word History and Origins

Origin of chain mail1

First recorded in 1815–25
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Example Sentences

She could have auditioned to be the tavern wench or a faerie; instead, she signed on as a merchant, knitting chain-mail bikinis.

So, one of the teams wore chain-mail ulsters, and the other wore plate-armor made of my new Bessemer steel.

The young knights to prove their hardihood danced in the armor worn all day,—chain mail jingling in time to the castanets.

It is clear from literary evidence that the helmet (helm) and coat of chain mail (byrne) were also in common use.

There seems to have been hardly any chain mail which a clothyard arrow could not pierce.

As is the case with King Arthur, the breastplate is worn over a coat of chain mail, and the greaves worn are plain.

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