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chain mail

noun

: a kind of protective clothing (called armor) that is made up of many tiny metal rings that are linked together and that was worn by knights and soldiers in the Middle Ages

Full Definition of CHAIN MAIL

:  flexible armor of interlinked metal rings

First Known Use of CHAIN MAIL

1822

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