A coat of mail, typically one made of iron rings or plates attached to canvas or other fabric.
More 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).
Definition of brigandine in:
- The British & World English dictionary