chain mail


Definition of chain mail

: flexible armor of interlinked metal rings

Examples of chain mail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It can be made of satin or chain mail and worn layered or sheer. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2022 Come with dice rather than weapons, and chain mail is optional. Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 Luger and Watt proposed that, once minted, the metal badges could be connected like a tapestry or chain mail and turned into an artwork by Yale. New York Times, 16 June 2022 To mark a return to her old stomping grounds, Hollywood's newest medium wore a chain mail sheer dress by Natalia Fedner over a deep purple cutout swimsuit by Triangl—perfect for the Indio, California, heat. Ana Escalante, Glamour, 18 Apr. 2022 Strangely, the sequins were a bit like mini bits of chain mail! Clarissa Cruz,, 25 Mar. 2022 Until a few weeks ago, Art of Steel in western Ukraine made silver chain mail, helmets and other armor for reenactments and show. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 Luke—sensing the youngling's divided loyalties—tells Grogu to choose between the chain mail and Yoda's old light saber, i.e., between his love for the Mandalorian and his Jedi training. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 12 Feb. 2022 My beloved Tawashi scrubber and archaic-looking Ringer chain mail, both key for scrubbing away little crusty bits on an old school cast-iron skillet, have sat untouched. Lauren Joseph, Bon Appétit, 29 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chain mail

1783, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain mail was in 1783

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10 Aug 2022

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“Chain mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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