brigandine

brigandine

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

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English brigandyn < Middle French brigandine. See brigand, -ine2

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brigandine (ˈbrɪɡənˌdiːn, -ˌdaɪn)
 
n
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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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."

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