chain mail

noun

Definition of chain mail

:flexible armor of interlinked metal rings

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First Known Use of chain mail

1822


CHAIN MAIL Defined for English Language Learners

chain mail

noun

Definition of chain mail for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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