chain mail


: flexible armor of interlinked metal rings

Examples of chain mail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For Holiday this was recent history, to us as distant as chain mail and apothecaries. Elizabeth Barber, Harper's Magazine, 2 Feb. 2024 Nothing short of chain mail seems to stop the barbs, but wrapping heavy metal around your feet would drastically increase the risk of drowning. Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 Some of them use candles or tarot cards, ask you to click on a sound, or promise results in hours or minutes (sounding not unlike chain mail from the 2000s). Chloe Berger, Fortune, 27 Jan. 2024 Maximilian Davis of Ferragamo put the model Anok Yai in slinky chocolate-brown chain mail. Elizabeth Paton, New York Times, 5 Dec. 2023 Underwood says that many of the pieces are embellished with metal, chain mail and other hardware. Brittany Talarico, Peoplemag, 2 Feb. 2023 Social media posts and chain mail, meanwhile, falsely claimed that Pavel was planning a general mobilization. Emily Rauhala, Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2023 The Devil Wears Prada actor made quite the entrance in a mint green and silver checkerboard column dress made of chain mail mesh—the exact look Schiffer wore to close Versace's spring 2024 show less than a week ago. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 29 Sep. 2023 The best silver outfits glimpsed so far: a guy in a glittery mariachi suit, a woman dressed as an alien superstar, and a dude in full chain mail. Jason Armond, Los Angeles Times, 2 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain mail was in 1783

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“Chain mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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