brig·​an·​dine ˈbri-gən-ˌdēn How to pronounce brigandine (audio)
: medieval body armor of scales or plates

Word History


Middle English, from Middle French, from brigand

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brigandine was in the 15th century

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“Brigandine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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