coat of mail

noun phrase

: a garment of metal scales or chain mail worn as armor

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Coat of mail.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

coat of mail

: a garment of metal scales or rings worn long ago as armor
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