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noun
a long defensive garment made of interlinked metal rings; hauberk; byrnie.
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Origin of coat of mail

1480–90; parallel to French cotte de mailles
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coat of mail

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