coat of mail


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. coat card,
  2. coat dress,
  3. coat flower,
  4. coat hanger,
  5. coat of arms,
  6. coat of many colors,
  7. coat protein,
  8. coat tree,
  9. coat-of-mail shell,
  10. coat-tail

Origin of coat of mail

1480–90; parallel to French cotte de mailles

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British Dictionary definitions for coat of mail

coat of mail

noun

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