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Line breaks: cam¦ail
Pronunciation: /ˈkameɪl/

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Definition of camail in English:


A piece of chain mail attached to the headpiece and protecting the neck and shoulders: Turkish helmets fitted with a camail


early 19th century: French, from Provençal capmalh, from cap 'head' + malh mail2.

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