camail

noun ca·mail \kəˈmāl\

Definition of camail

plural

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  1. :  a hood or neck guard of chain mail usually hanging from the basinet

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Origin and Etymology of camail

French, from Old Provençal capmalh, perhaps from cap head (from Latin caput) + malha mesh, ring of mail, from Latin macula spot, mesh — more at head, mail


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