[brig-uhn-deen, -dahyn]
noun Armor.
a flexible body armor of overlapping steel plates with an exterior covering of linen, velvet, leather, etc.

1425–75; late Middle English brigandyn < Middle French brigandine. See brigand, -ine2 Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
brigandine (ˈbrɪɡənˌdiːn, -ˌdaɪn)
a coat of mail, invented in the Middle Ages to increase mobility, consisting of metal rings or sheets sewn on to cloth or leather
[C15: from Old French, from brigand + -ine1]

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Bible Dictionary

Brigandine definition

(Jer. 46:4; 51:3), an obsolete English word denoting a scale coat of armour, or habergeon, worn by light-armed "brigands." The Revised Version has "coat of mail."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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