Definition of brigandine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbriɡənˌdēn/


A coat of mail, typically one made of iron rings or plates attached to canvas or other fabric.
Example sentences
  • The rank and file continued to rely on mail shirts, cloth armours (brigandine and jak) and simpler headgear.
  • Others, wore a helmet and a short mail coat under a jack or brigandine lined with small metal plates.
  • Others had brigandines - metal scales sewn on a jacket - to protect them from enemy swords and arrows.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from brigand (see brigand).

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