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chain armour Line breaks: chain ar¦mour

Definition of chain armour in English:


Another term for chain mail.
Example sentences
  • The chest opened with a sleepy creak and he removed his lightweight chain armor that he had been given back in his knighthood.
  • Blood blossomed on the tunic that he wore beneath his chain armor, and dizzying pain nearly knocked him out.
  • He wore a helmet of the kind that is called a basinet, with eye slits, and chain armour.

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