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brigandine

[brig-uh n-deen, -dahyn] /ˈbrɪg ənˌdin, -ˌdaɪn/
noun, Armor.
1.
a flexible body armor of overlapping steel plates with an exterior covering of linen, velvet, leather, etc.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English brigandyn < Middle French brigandine. See brigand, -ine2
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British Dictionary definitions for brigandine

brigandine

/ˈbrɪɡənˌdiːn; -ˌdaɪn/
noun
1.
a coat of mail, invented in the Middle Ages to increase mobility, consisting of metal rings or sheets sewn on to cloth or leather
Word Origin
C15: from Old French, from brigand + -ine1
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brigandine in the Bible

(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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