almain rivets

plural noun

al·​main rivets
: a flexible light armor of overlapping plates sliding on rivets

Word History


obsolete Almaine Germany, from Middle English, from Middle French, from Late Latin Almannia land of the Alamanni, from Alamannus member of the Alamanni + Latin -ia

First Known Use

1512, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of almain rivets was in 1512

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“Almain rivets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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