coat of mail

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  1. a long defensive garment made of interlinked metal rings; hauberk; byrnie.

Origin of coat of mail

1480–90; parallel to French cotte de mailles

Words Nearby coat of mail Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use coat of mail in a sentence

  • Swung by the strong arms of the Alpine herdsmen it would cleave helmet, shield, or coat-of-mail,66 like pasteboard.

  • The chevalier in coat-of-mail had been killed in the battle of the Mansourah during the first crusade of St. Louis.

    Gerfaut, Complete | Charles de Bernard
  • Bruce himself had more than once to fling off his coat-of-mail and scramble barefoot for very life up the crags.

  • Then Dick held up the coat-of-mail, and the helmet, and the two-handed sword.

    Tales From Scottish Ballads | Elizabeth W. Grierson
  • Thomas by his last will bequeathed the sword and coat-of-mail of this worthy to his son.

    Myth-Land | F. Edward Hulme

British Dictionary definitions for coat of mail

coat of mail

  1. a protective garment made of linked metal rings (mail) or of overlapping metal plates; hauberk

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